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When one uses the Thalys to Brussels or Paris from Cologne, one sees why the HSL3 is so necessary.  From Aachen to Liège is equivalent to stage coach speeds, though for parts of the line you can see all the new construction.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Sun Dec 14th, 2008 at 05:27:39 AM EST
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The line itself was finished last year -- a truly ridiculous situation.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Dec 14th, 2008 at 05:49:55 AM EST
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