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Japan is testing the world's fastest train - a 350 kph / 218 mph bullet. The Fastech has had its first test run and logged a seriously quick 366 kph / 228 mph. Once testing is complete the new bullet train bullet train: see railroad.  will serve Tokyo from across the country. The rail company is also looking to reduce the noise and enhance the comfort levels of the carriages. Other bullet train lines and the French national railway SNCF SNCF Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (French National Railways)
SNCF Sans Nous les Cafés Ferment (French) 
 are currently operating at just 300 kph - considerably faster than in the U.K. Mar 5, 2006

Carlson Hotels Worldwide

Regent, a brand of hotel owned by Carlson Hotels Worldwide, which includes Radisson, is to add a total of nine properties over the next two years to its existing luxury portfolio. Current operating hotels are located in Almaty, Berlin, Beverly Hills Beverly Hills, city (1990 pop. 31,971), Los Angeles co., S Calif., completely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles; inc. 1914. The largely residential city is home to many motion-picture and television personalities. , Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur (kwä`lə lm`pr), city (1990 est. pop. , Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei and Zagreb. Global development for Regent is at an all time high. In the Americas, four hotels are presently under construction, three hotels in Florida (South Beach, Bal Harbour, and Winter Park), and one in Boston. Asia will see the rise of three new Regent hotels in Bangkok, Beijing and Ningbo (China). In EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Refers to that region of the world. For example, one might see products packaged differently for the UK, EMEA and Asia Pacific markets.  (Europe, Middle East and Africa) two Regent hotels are under development in Budapest and Kuwait. Regent is also to become the new name of Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, Carlson's "six star" cruise line A cruise line is a company that operates cruise ships. Cruise lines have a dual character; they are partly in the transportation business, and partly in the leisure entertainment business, a duality that carries down into the ships themselves, which have both a crew headed by the , described by the company as epitomizing the Regent brand of ultimate luxury. It is a clever move in that they don't have to alter their RSSC RSSC Radisson Seven Seas Cruises
RSSC Robotics Society of Southern California (Fullerton, CA)
RSSC Regional School Support Center (New York state)
RSSC Regional Space Support Center
 (Radisson Seven Seas Cruising) branding. Regent Seven Seas Cruising is still RSSC. Mar 26, 2006

Crowne Plaza This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article.  

Crowne Plaza, part of InterContinental Hotels Group InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) (LSE: IHG NYSE: IHG) is a multinational company which operates several hotel brands. The largest hotel company by number of rooms (556,000 as of March 2007 [1]), its headquarters are in Windsor just outside Greater London and , is set to open its first hotel in the Russian Federation Russian Federation: see Russia.  in early 2007. The property, originally built for the 1980 Olympics, is undergoing extensive renovation to bring it up to Crowne Plaza standards. With 572 guest rooms the Crowne Plaza Moscow is situated in the heart of the city and is part of the World Trade Center building. It will have extensive amenities on its doorstep including substantial meeting facilities, parking, as well as a shopping mall with restaurants and bars. The amenities within the hotel will complement these and will feature five restaurants and three bars, including a cocktail bar. There will also be a fitness center complete with pool, sauna, steam and treatment rooms. IHG's Holiday Inn brand is already established in Moscow with three hotels in the city providing 767 guestrooms. Crowne Plaza has also won the contract to manage the new hotel within the Singapore Airport complex at Changi T3, which is expected to open coinciding with the terminal in 2008. Mar 26, 2006


St. Pancras Eurostar users will greatly benefit from the decision confirmed last week to fit out (in effect complete) the new Thameslink station at King's Cross. It should be ready to take its first passengers at the end of 2007 and will serve the rail line that links Gatwick and Luton airports. Whilst good news in itself, many are asking why the work could not have been undertaken as a direct follow on of the first phase of the station construction, completed in May 2005. For the new work, the line will continue to operate with through trains and not close at all. It will provide a direct link with the new Eurostar complex. It has also been announced that Transport for London
Not to be confused with Transport in London.
Transport For London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system throughout Greater London in England.
 is to take over responsibility for Silverlink Metro services between Richmond and North Woolwich, Gospel Oak and Barking, Clapham Junction to Willesden Junction. Feb 19, 2006


Eurotunnel 's viability as a 'going concern' is under close scrutiny by its auditors as the cross-Channel operator continues to face financial problems. The company has stated its financial inspectors were at the first stage of issuing a warning over the company's future. Creditors have also agreed another extension, to the end of March. Feb 26, 2006
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