Information published on 29 July 2011 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 248.

Organisation of “UIC HIGHSPEED 2012” to be held in Philadelphia

  • High-Speed
  • North America

The 8th World Congress on High Speed Rail will be held in Philadelphia, PA, on 10-13 July 2012. It is being organised by UIC and APTA together with Amtrak, the Association of American Railroads (AAR), the Federal Railroad Administration of the US Department of Transportation (FRA) and VIA Rail Canada – all UIC North-American Members.

The specific committees will meet in mid-September in Paris to pursue the general organisation of the congress: overall programme, round table themes and parallel sessions, student programme, etc.

The slogan of this 8th World Congress has already been chosen: “HSR connecting people, building sustainable prosperity”.