Project Blog: USA
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Project Blog: USA

Denver Union Station (credit: Julia Hildebrand) imagineTrains Workshop in Philadelphia June 8-9, 2015 For the past year a team of sociologists, urban planners, and anthropologists in the United States has been studying the imagination of passenger rail travel and High Speed Rail in America. This project, imagineTrainsUSA, is supported by the Mobile Lives Forum, and … Continue reading »

Research Team: USA
USA

Research Team: USA

Union Station in Washington, D.C. (credit: Julia Hildebrand) The US Research Project: The Imaginary of Rail Transport and Mobilities in the United States We are conducting a qualitative study of how decision-makiers, policy-makers and passengers think about rail travel in three different regions of the United States, as part of a wider cross-national study of … Continue reading »

Project Blog: South Africa
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Project Blog: South Africa

6 September 2016 imagineTrains: The train users’ perspective At the beginning of this year we finished our data collection in the Western Cape, where we interviewed more than 30 Metrorail users who live or work in the region, including Stellenbosch, Bellville, Cape Town, but also in Mitchells Plain, Kayelitsha, and other regions. From these locations, … Continue reading »

The Project

The Project

The Imaginary of the Train among Decision Makers and Users, or imagineTrains, is an international study, conducted in France, the United States, China, India, and South Africa. The main focus of this project is on regional and interregional (i.e. high-speed/long-distance) trains and train projects (existing, planned, or abandoned). The project is primarily about the description … Continue reading »

Reports

Reports

1. France: Follow this link to read a report on the methodological rationale of the Grand Paris Express study: Méthodologie. Press Release 2014 2. United States: Annual Report 2014 (forthcoming) Press Release 2014 3. China: Annual Report Press Release 4. India: Annual Report Press Release 5. South Africa: Annual Report Press Release 6. Annual Report … Continue reading »