Economic benefits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 a train

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.


Comforting millions

Comforting millions

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

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.



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