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Today IBM opened a new Global Rail Innovation Center that will bring together the world's foremost industry leaders, researchers and universities to advance next-generation rail systems. Founding members of the Center’s Advisory Board include leading representatives and organizations in the railroad community including Judge Quentin L. Kopp, chairman of the California High Speed Rail Authority, Michigan Technological University, Motorola, Railinc, RMI, Sabre, Tsinghua University, and Professor Joseph M. Sussman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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News releases
Date Title
11 Jun 2009 IBM Opens New Center In China To Drive The Development Of High Tech Railroads
21 May 2009 IBM and Russian Railways Build Smarter Transportation System
28 Apr 2009 IBM Helps Revolutionize High Speed Rail Service in Taiwan
25 Mar 2009 Netherlands Railways Realizes Savings of 20 Million Euros a Year With ILOG Optimization Technology
25 Mar 2009 Guangzhou Metro Corporation Works With IBM to Modernize Rapid Transit in China


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    High-Speed Rail

    Date added: 11 Jun 2009

    Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) is using IBM software to manage maintenance and logistics for the revolutionary high-speed rail network that runs along the west coast of Taiwan. The express trains are capable of traveling at up to 186 miles per hour (300 km/hr) meaning travel between Taipei City and Kaohsiung City is only roughly 90 minutes as opposed to the 4.5 hours by conventional rail.

Contact(s) for the Press kit

Steven Tomasco
IBM Media Relations

Stacie Wu
IBM China Media Relations