USA's First High Speed Line Approved

Financial backing for part of the US's first high-speed rail line has been approved by the Californian senate.

The 209km section of track will form part of the route that is proposed to run between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The final cost of the project is set to be in the region of $70bn.

Much like the UK's hotly debated HS2 rail link, the US route has its supporters as well as opposition, with some arguing that the expense is more than the state can afford in the present time. 

As much as we love the rather slow Amtrak services found running in the country, a high-speed service would surely offer massive benefits to the state. What do you think?

You can read the full story on the BBC News website.

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