Progress in motion for passengers and communities
The benefits of high-speed rail for passengers are clear -- shorter travel times, more comfort, arriving closer to your intended destination and avoiding both traffic and long security lines. But that’s just the beginning. Siemens high-speed rail moves far more people per gallon of fuel than autos or planes. Plus, building high-speed trains in the US equals more jobs and economic growth.
Sit back and relax
Obviously, traveling at 220 mph gets you where you want to go in less time. But there’s more to it. It’s the low-stress way to travel. Offering more room to stretch out and more places to work. And you’ll never find yourself stuck in a traffic jam.
The most miles per gallon
It only takes only one gallon of fuel to move one passenger 700 miles. No other means of transportation comes close to the energy efficiency of rail travel, which makes it a better way to get from point A to point B -- for passengers and the planet.
More reasons to choose high-speed rail
There’s more of everything on Velaro high-speed trains -- more speed, legroom, comfort, privacy, amenities and choices. Not to mention ADA-level boarding, climate control, whisper quiet spaces and 99% punctuality.
Creating next-generation trains and jobs
Already Siemens has produced over 1,500 rail vehicles for the US and Canada. Today,
800 people are hard at work at the Sacramento manufacturing facility, designing,
engineering and manufacturing the future of rail travel in the US
Economic development engine
High-speed rail drives the economy. History has proven that enormous investment occurs all along the line. Siemens has sponsored two studies to show the effects High-speed rail will potentially bring to America.
Today's success stories with tomorrows high-speed rail
The trains in Spain
Madrid to Barcelona in less than two and a half hours isn’t only a reality; it’s a delight with a 25% more powerful air-conditioning system.
The ultimate German engineering
Reliability, low life cycle costs, and faster acceleration and deceleration are just the beginning of the story.
Crossing the boundaries of technology and geography
Not only does the Eurostar e320 set the standard for configurability on the London to Paris and Brussels route, it breaks new ground in safety.
Delivery as fast as the train
Is it possible to deliver a high-speed train in 180 days? The Velaro for Turkish Railways proved that, and much more.
Transporting more passengers doesn’t mean sacrificing comfort. Velaro for China offers a fast comfortable ride on 200 to 400 meter long trainsets.
Extreme engineering meets extreme conditions
Three hundred ninety miles from Moscow to Saint Petersburg in only three and a half hours, whether it’s 40 degrees below zero in the shade or 104 degrees in the sun.