LET THERE BE NO DOUBT: EUROPE'S HIGH-SPEED TRAINS are on a mission to increase their competitive clout over their counterparts in the air. Last summer, seven HST operators announced the formal creation of Railteam, a marketing partnership mirroring the well-established airline alliances (see box, p. 42). Railteam is only one component of a large and well-orchestrated campaign to position intra-Europe high-speed passenger rail as the faster, more reliable, more punctual and greener ...

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