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Old 08-06-2017, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Jesus

How can you build a high speed train for 43+ billion £ ?!! Is it traveling at mach 1? The new high speed line Paris-Bordeaux that opened this year cost 7,8 billion euro (5/6 billion £ I guess) for 300 km of new line and is operating at 320km/h.

There's something wrong somewhere.
New Stations, new rail track, buying land and compensation as well as the fact parts of the railway will be underground in certain rural areas as well as rolling cost. It certainly is very expensive and has been the subject of much debate and criticism, but has now passed through Parliament. It's been labelled the most expensive rail track in the world.

What do we know about HS2? - BBC News

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Old 08-06-2017, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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Rio-Niterói Bridge, 8.25 miles in length, built late 60's not as impressive as today's bridge but at the time it was an impressive engineering accomplishment
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:24 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Burj Khalifa is very beautiful
Yeah, I went to the observation deck last year.
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Paris
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New Stations, new rail track, buying land and compensation as well as the fact parts of the railway will be underground in certain rural areas as well as rolling cost. It certainly is very expensive and has been the subject of much debate and criticism, but has now passed through Parliament. It's been labelled the most expensive rail track in the world.

What do we know about HS2? - BBC News
What I read is actually more 56B£ ouch... I hope it's not inflation of costs due to bad management of ressources.
But after all UK deserves fast trains too and it's not cheap. I guess it's necessay, idk this line in the north of London, I just tried the Eurostar once...
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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What I read is actually more 56B£ ouch... I hope it's not inflation of costs due to bad management of ressources.
But after all UK deserves fast trains too and it's not cheap. I guess it's necessay, idk this line in the north of London, I just tried the Eurostar once...


Don't add to our pain - it was bad enough when it was £43 Billion never mind £56 Billion.

I do admire many aspects of the French Rail Sytem, and I suppose even at the eye watering cost it will be an improvement on what we currently have.

As for impressive projects the Millau Viaduct takes some beating, it's stunning and just breath taking.
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Old Yesterday, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Eko Atlantic City- https://www.ekoatlantic.com/category/latestnews/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8TKlpIyHn4&t=21s
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Old Today, 05:49 AM
 
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16 Massive Scientific Facilities at the Cutting Edge of Research

16 Massive Scientific Facilities at the Cutting Edge of Research
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Old Today, 06:31 AM
 
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16 Massive Scientific Facilities at the Cutting Edge of Research

16 Massive Scientific Facilities at the Cutting Edge of Research


Some UK and European collaboration Projects.

Our Science Facilities - UK Science and Technology Facilities Council

ITER - the way to new energy

CERN | Accelerating science

The European Spallation Source | ESS

ESA Science & Technology: PLATO

ESO, the European Southern Observatory | ESO United Kingdom

European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT)

European Solar Telescope (EST)

World's largest radio telescope to have UK's Jodrell Bank as HQ - Guardian

Square Kilometre Array (SKA)

U.K. to Shower Money on Three Big Science Projects | Science | AAAS

The super-laboratories bringing the UK to the forefront of life sciences - Telegraph

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