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    CANADIAN LINKS

    Edmonton-Calgary High Speed Rail -
    Prairie Link

    Portland - Vancouver High Speed Rail -
    Cascadia High Speed Rail 

    Chilliwack - Vancouver - Whistler
    The Mountain Valley Express

    London - Toronto High Speed Rail -
    Ontario High Speed Rail Government Page  (archived)

    USA LINKS

     Amtrak Acela

    Brightline West 

    California High Speed Rail Authority 

     Northeast Maglev 

    Texas Central Railway High Speed Rail

    US High Speed Rail Association

    INTERNATIONAL LINKS


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