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Impact Of High Speed Rail (by Vincewy Feb 7 2006 in Civil Aviation)
This article talks about the impact of high speed rail, set to start running Jan 2007, no matter how airlines cut corners and prices, they'll never be able to compete with HSR, most airlines already have shifted focus to international charter flights to neighboring states. Initially the networks will be reduced by 20%, once HSR is fully implemented and operational, airlines like FAT will cut the frequency by 50%.
I'm still impressed and intrigued by HSR, you can watch the test run here
[Edited 2006-12-31 10:18:34]