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Jürgen Jakob - Articles and news items

FLEXXSpeed Bogies for ZEFIRO 380 – the new very high-speed train for China

Issue 5 2010 / 17 September 2010 /

In the 1950s and 1960s, specific programmes were initiated to increase service speeds on rail. In Europe and Japan especially, these efforts lead to a considerable increase in the attractiveness for long-distance travellers to choose rail instead of air or road transportation through shortening journey times.

Bombardier – worldwide experience in high-speed

Issue 2 2009, Past issues / 26 March 2009 /

Jürgen Jakob covers the history of Bomardier in the field of high-speed rail, from the first railway vehicle to reach 210lm/h to the present day.