About the TV Series

The U.S. High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) has teamed up with a Hollywood filmmaker to produce a new television series on high speed rail and related infrastructure around the world.  The first round of shows will start in Europe.  

USHSR is a nonprofit trade association with the mission to build widespread public, business, and political support for a major investment in a national high speed rail network across America. As part of this mission to educate the public and elected officials about high speed rail, this new TV series High Speed Rail Around the World will be produced and widely distributed in America and around the world.

 

Because of the success of high speed rail (HSR) and related infrastructure projects throughout Europe, High Speed Rail Around the World will initially focus on the EU and UK.  We will combine the history, development and future of HSR in the EU and the UK, and highlight the many ways that HSR has benefited both tourism and business throughout Europe. 

 

In the coming months High Speed Rail Around the World will explore how HSR has also benefited the cities of Asia and the rest of the world.  From Tokyo, Japan where it all began to Beijing and Shanghai in China and beyond - the future of high speed rail is growing and changing both cities and lives.  Throughout the series, we will look at the many ways America will benefit from a similar high speed rail system.  

 

High Speed Rail Around the World will highlight not only the UK and the EU from a business point of view concentrating on HSR projects, but it will also serve as a showcase for the countries that have HSR systems in place. Each one hour show will focus on, and highlight one of the following countries: United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland. Each country's involvement in HSR and its connection to light rail and metro systems and other related infrastructure projects will be explored in an in-depth review of their projects and systems.

 

In addition, each country will be included in a compilation show which will look at various countries in Europe and how they have worked together to integrate their rail systems into a connected international rail network. Throughout the series of shows, various examples of existing HSR systems will be compared to what is planned in the U.S.

 

High Speed Rail Around the World will be initially broadcast on public television in America and will reach the top 50 television markets in the United States, seen eventually by half of television viewers in America - over 100 million viewers.  At the same time the shows will be viewed by millions more people around the world.  The shows will be widely promoted and available for video download and streaming, digital distribution, mobile access, and throughout the internet and social media. 


High Speed Rail Around the World will also be distributed on DVD to U.S. lawmakers and decision makers in transportation and high speed rail - including all members of Congress, state Governors and elected officials, agency heads, and other key federal and state employees.  In addition, the shows will be screened regularly by the US High Speed Rail Association for members of Congress and their staff, and Federal employees in a series of public and private showings.


Watch this site for updates and production schedules.