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01.08.2013

New California high-speed rail line

California new high-speed train California new high-speed train. Photo source www.mainpump.com

This summer starts the construction of a high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles that will carry passengers at over 322 km/h. The first part of the road (105 km) will be built between Californian cities of Fresno and Merced; full construction will be completed in 2029. Traveling from San Francisco and Los Angeles will take three hours, and on the way from Sacramento to San Diego (1287 km) will be up to 24 stops.

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Concerning the train itself there is not much information it is known that they will be electric, running on a fully renewable energy - a combination of geothermal energy, wind, solar, biogas. Carbon emissions will be zero. The main purpose of the project is to create way of transport harmless to the environment, in order to reduce California`s greenhouse gas emissions.

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Today only US$10 billion of the required $68 billion price tag has been raised, the remaining amount is expected to receive from investors from countries such as China.

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