As we think about California high-speed rail, it can be useful to look at other systems already out there in the world. If you’ve never been to Europe and taken their high-speed trains, check out this video.
The European Commission produced this mini Documentary (<13minutes) called High-speed lines. A journey through Europe, which they describe thusly:
“High-speed Lines” is a human-orientated documentary about the growing success of high-speed trains and its extending network throughout Europe. Listen to the stories of train passengers and train professionals: stories about speed, comfort, punctuality, new technology and environmental-friendly solutions. The continuously expanding network of high-speed trains is a key element to establish an efficient Trans-European Network for Transport (TEN-T). A whole new industry has been emerging which will give the economy, employment, competitiveness, technological development and further unification of Europe a tremendous boost.”