See Europe -- at 217 Miles an Hour

As the Continent extends and improves its high-speed train network, more travelers than ever are switching from planes and cars

European business travelers are getting some welcome relief from chronic headaches caused by the region's overcrowded airspace and congested roads. No, they haven't found a magic cure for flight delays and traffic jams. But train travel across the Continent is getting faster, more luxurious, and more practical for business travelers, thanks to a dramatic expansion of the region's high-speed rail system.

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