The Sequences Art Festival opened in Reykjavík yesterday. This year, the emphasis will be on performance art. In other news, Icelandtrain, a public railroad company, has been founded. Its website, www.icelandtrain.com, will go live on Monday.
Below is an excerpt from Icelandtrain’s press release:
“Icelandtrain, (Islandlest) is the first train enterprise of Iceland. The creation of Icelandtrain is a major achievement for Icelandic transportation systems and stands as a great step in Icelandic history.
Icelandtrain is a public company, whose mission is to create and develop the train transportation in Iceland. Its functions include operation of rail services for passengers, and maintenance and signaling of rail infrastructure.
The first step will be the necessary and long awaited construction of a railway running from Keflavik Airport to BSI Bus terminal, in downtown Reykjavík.
The first rail track will be posed on the 2nd of November 2009 in Keflavík Airport.
Building a railway and establishing a train company is confirming the international place of Iceland in its progress towards a zero carbon economy of green energies and use of renewable energy.
The train is an environment-friendly transport, which will benefit from the large electricity resources of Iceland.
In the dramatic context shaking our economy and the society of our dear Iceland, we have decided that every new project should be done TOGETHER.
To celebrate the launching of Icelandtrain, the first train enterprise in Iceland, and the construction of the first railway between Keflavík Airport and BSÍ in Reykjavík, we decided to give to everyone a chance to join the adventure.
HELP US TO BUILD THE FIRST RAILWAY IN ICELAND!
Everyone can participate in the building of the first Icelandic railway and take part in the adventure of a new national company totally owned by everybody.
A simple visit in our application [icelandtrain.com] will give everyone the possibility of creating a new rail track on the Keflavík-Reykjavík line, which will then bear his or her name.”
The Sequences Festival runs until November 7.