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Project Comparison: Antwerp Centraal vs Stuttgart 21

25 Aug
Antwerp Central Railway Station Belgium Trains

Over the weekend I posted an article about the controversial Stuttgart 21 project (you can read it here). The idea of that post was to provide an introductory guide to the project and the associated protests, along with a commentary on the aims, goals and points of contention. This post, in way of comparison, will […]

Stuttgart 21: The Cost of Efficiency

20 Aug
Map of Stuttgart 21 Plan Stuttgart to Airport Flughafen and Ulm link High Speed Rail Link Deutsche Bahn DB

In Stuttgart 2 weeks ago I witnessed a protest-rally against Stuttgart 21. In a time where transit projects across Europe seem to be having a problem with cost control let’s take a look and see why this project is on the table in the first place. A New Heart of Europe Backed by the EU, […]

A Quick Comment on High Speed Rail Projects

18 Aug

A major challenge to transit development the world over is the political single view toward each mode. At the moment the US is concentrating on HSR with politicians, skeptics, and supporters all creating a great deal of noise about how it will work/fail, repay/cost etc; But my fear is that a lot of meetings in […]

Why The Combination of Low Cost Airlines and Regional Airports Can Be An Expensive Risk

05 Aug
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Flughafen Vluchthaven Departure Vertrekken Screen Beeld

Keen to grab market share from international hubs, regional airports have been expanded in haste. However flying from East Midlands Airport (Code: EMA) on Sunday was an education in how low cost airlines and regional airports are not always able to cope with their own market. Checking in for my 19:10 BMI Baby flight to […]