Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is higher-speed rail (mph) in the existing freight line corridor.
A: Trains which can run up to 110 miles per hour must
have up-grated tracks and signals. They are mostly diesel powered
and in this case use the freight rail system and none grade
Q: What is the Cascadia High-Speed Rail in the CHSR corridor.
A: Trains which operate up to 180 miles per hour
or more. They are powered
with electricity and regenerative braking capabilities, thus
contributing to energy savings and pollution reduction. They need
and run on
dedicated rail corridors with all grade separated crossings as shown
in the respective CHSR corridor section drawings.