Tag Archives: Munich

High Speed Thoughts on the way to a Bavarian Beer Festival

11 Jun

The Fast Train to a Beer! We’re off to Erlangen in Bavaria this weekend to visit the famous “Erlanger Bergkirchweih” beer festival. If you’ve never been you really should make a point of taking it in. Second in size only to the famous Oktoberfest in Munich, the atmosphere, location and of course the local brews […]

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, […]

How should rail in the community be subsidised?

22 Feb

“Why should taxpayers subsidise branch lines”, is a popular argument and the instant reaction is that they shouldn’t. However a popular problem amongst developed nations is road congestion and the cost of access charges to the road network (mainly Car Tax). Leaving aside the argument for extra taxes/charges to rebalance the “Economic externalities caused by […]