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#1 Andrew

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:03 PM

It is my understanding that a typical service life of a high-speed train-set is around 30 years. 

 

But, then why is it that in Japan, all of the shinkansen high speed train-sets always get replaced after twenty years?



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:11 PM

Think about the service they see, how many passengers per day, and how many trips they do in a day. Then think about the materials used in the construction, and the wear rates for all of them. Then come back and tell me why they should keep them in service for another ten years...

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:58 PM

It is my understanding that a typical service life of a high-speed train-set is around 30 years. 

 

But, then why is it that in Japan, all of the shinkansen high speed train-sets always get replaced after twenty years?

 

The Acelas are getting replaced a little after 20 years as well...


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#4 Andrew

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:20 PM

Double decker Shinkansen trains will be replaced by the E7 in the near future.

 

Here is a link to information regarding the E7: https://en.wikipedia...ries_Shinkansen






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