Change of Plans? While Traveling in Europe

www.raileurope.com In Europe and have a change of plans? It’s much easier to fly by the seat of your pants – especially when you’re taking the train.
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The CEO of Rail Europe, Frederic Langlois, discusses high speed trains in Europe and the idea of bringing more of them to the US.

25 thoughts on “Change of Plans? While Traveling in Europe”

  1. Your adage defies classic economic view of supply and demand. With that said, “supply creates demand” also holds true as THE classic example is the Apple Ipod.

    Once the Ipod came to be, the demand became big.

    Will this translate into HSR though?

  2. “There’s no demand, so there’s no supply.” That’s how people look at it, when it’s actually “There’s no demand because there’s no supply.”

  3. Unbelievable !
    Many American taxpayers are so retarded. They oppose HSR but they have nothing against wasting hundreds of billions each year on useless wars.

  4. hehe, just a question. watching fox for news or entertainment? i definetivly go for the last one 😀

  5. Strange, as soon as I heard that on the vid I scrolled down to the comments to see if anyone else thought the same thing and low and behold lol.

  6. maybe the lady would be convinced, if you tell her, that she can purchase alcohol on the board restaurant?

  7. Thank you! One person noticed that the Tokaido Shinkansen opened 17 years before the LGV Sud-Est! Many millions more left to inform . . .

  8. lol.. “you did your homework, congratulations” am I the only one who got the major undertone of “you don’t do that very often…”

    But Yay for trains, I will say the ones where I live never runs on time, and is often replaced by busses.. but what can I expect from old tracks that go over mountains that is covered in high snow instead of under/around (wich ain’t really an option). still need them though

  9. If you don’t like NJ trainsit dont ride sit in your car for 6 hours each way while your stuck in traffic!

  10. I don’t know if anyone mentioned it yet, but modern high speed rail started in 1964, with the 0 Series Shinkansen in Japan…I know Langlois said since 1981, but that’s since 1981. It just sounded like the reporter was mislead at 3:42.

    Either way, I think it’s a shame that we have to rely on other countries to do this…that’s why I’m studying civil engineering, so that we can start our own high speed rail network…admit it, we’re slacking…

  11. Trains in the USA are a joke compared to europe and we need hsr in the USA it will bring higher demand a high density and the ecomomy can get better and the higher the demand the lower the prices will be for hsr tickets and if the USA does get hsr then it can create a balance of transportation in the world and even if it’s rlly expensive to build and repair it must be done fixing bridges and railzs cost alot but safety should always come first and to those taxes payers make a bill to congress t

  12. – the airline industry is subsidised. There is a reason that all these airlines have gone bankrupt since the 80’s. Airline travel is kept artificially low!! That’s the dirty secret.

  13. As far as the person in Texas and Idaho he mentioned that said “why should my taxes be used”… well they should think about how the economies that would benefit pay in their share of federal taxes that THEY benefit from. People are too selfish and don’t see the bigger picture. It’s like how they blame Wall Street for everything not realize Wall Street helped raise their own standard of living wherever they are.

  14. – they are right… and western Europe (including the Nordic countries) actually has a higher standard of living than the United States…but they don’t know that either.

  15. I still can´t comprehend, what your statements have to do with HSR, the wrong claims of this other user or those unintelligent FOX “news”.

  16. The Eurostar was financed through entirely private funds and shares (thank you, Maggie). High-Speed trains are maybe more expensive than planes, but they take you to central city stations, unlike edge-of-cities airports. Passenger trains are profitable when there is high demand and high density, like in Europe. European countries have, on average, less deficits than the US, and some EVEN have surpluses (Germany). Also, debt, on average, has not exploded like in the US.

  17. It was rather to underline the fact that Germany, in its position as economic powerhouse of Europe, needs an economically strong ally, and so, the comment which I posted. Simple, eh? How could I question your reply? I just wanted to underline a geopolitical logic on the long term…

  18. And this very personal opinion of yours has to do with the HSR project and the wrong claims of the user “jjbarbados”….what exactly?

  19. And you should choose Poland as the “second partner” to manage Europe. France should be pushed aside…

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