Smarter Pollution measurement proves the train is the worst polluter

June 10, 2009 / 2 Comments

We may not be right about our estimates of the worst polluting commuters, at least I wasn't, with the airplane topping my list. A study conducted by Mikhail Chester and Arpath Hovard of the University of California, Berkeley, has revealed that all our assumptions aren't correct and it is the train not the plane that causes maximum damage. [caption id="attachment_5512" align="aligncenter" ...

When Trains are Faster than Airplanes

June 17, 2008 / 8 Comments

In some worlds trains are faster than airplanes, or at least definitely more convenient considering fuel and airline ticket prices, rising the way they are. Image by Nicola Beccu Europe's first high speed train link from Paris to Lyon saw air traffic drop significantly. This was followed by the same phenomenon more recently in the Paris-London, Paris-Brussels and Paris-Amsterdam combinations. Madrid-Barcelona high ...

Renfe’s AVE S103 Train to Take on Air Transportation in Spain

March 4, 2008 / 1 Comment

Aside the architecture in Barcelona, the next thing that impressed me was the railroad system they have in place. It gets on time, you don't have to check in or check out and it's fast. Renfe is the company that invested in the new high speed train network in order to take you from Barcelona to Madrid in just two hours ...