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Latest update : 2008-11-06

French engineers have been approached by California to help build a new generation of high speed lines in California. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been to France to see how the system works.

 

California is on track to build a high-speed rail network using French technology and know-how.

 

The project will cost California 95 billion dollars, in a country that is still largely dependent on road and air travel.

 

State Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said: “America’s railroad system is no faster than it was 100 years ago and still runs on that old system.

 

“We need to do what other countries are doing. All over the world there are trains that go at 400 km/h.

 
“We need to do the same in this country, and especially in California.”

Date created : 2008-11-06

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