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All Eight Calgary - Edmonton High-Speed Rail Studies Available to the Public

The mandate of High Speed Rail Canada (HSRC) is to educate Canadians on all previous and current high-speed rail studies in Canada. Their website has been updated to include all eight previous Alberta high-speed rail studies on the possibility of a passenger rail service from Calgary to Edmonton. The public is welcome to use and download all these studies. Please credit HRSC as the source. A history video by HSRC of the Alberta studies will be released soon on the HSRC Youtube channel. Here is the LINK to all the Alberta studies page.
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High-Speed Rail Canda adds new Bombardier 2002 JetTrain Video

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Canada's Cambia Consulting Transportation Solutions Include High-Speed Rail

Canada's Cambia Consulting states on their website that they find compelling solutions for challenging transportation problems. They state. "In order to actually make a difference in the world, coming up with a great solution is not enough. You need to compel stakeholders, leaders and the general public to adopt your solution." Cambia research solutions concerning regional rail, high-speed rail, urban transportation and city planning projects. They produce audiovisual materials to inform, inspire, persuade and entice your audience. They develop comprehensive strategies to help make the change you want a reality. We at High Speed Rail Canada are impressed with the quality of their high-speed rail related blog posts. Feel free to check out these posts here .  

New Study Recommends High-Speed Rail Between Ontario and Quebec

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High Speed Rail Canada Celebrates 15 Years of Educating Canadians

High Speed Rail Canada is celebrating 15 years of educating Canadians about the benefits of high-speed rail. The main purpose then and now was to educate Canadians on the benefits of high-speed trains. High Speed Rail Canada biggest accomplishment was being the number one source for all previous high-speed rail studies in Canada. That included studies relating to Seattle-Vancouver, Edmonton-Calgary and Ontario-Quebec high-speed rail corridors.  These previous studies are available as a free download to all. Over 867,000 people have accessed the site and the studies there. Paul Langan, Founder of High Speed Rail Canada states,” It has been a difficult, but a rewarding objective to ensure the Canadian studies on high-speed, and the truth about the benefits of high-speed rail are made readily available." The High Speed Rail Canada website: is the main way information is transmitted to the public. High Speed Rail Canada also utilizes their social media;

High Speed Rail Canada Releases Alstom TGV Presentation and Maps for Ontario- Quebec Corridor

Alstom TGV- HFR map presented November 202 2 High Speed Rail Canada is proud to release the Alstom TGV-HFR Rail presentation and maps from November 2022 for the public. This is part of of our mandate of educating the public on the benefits of high-speed rail we are making them available at no cost. Click HERE   to view the presentation and the associated maps. You can also click on the maps icon on our website to view just the maps.