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A comparison of high speed rail on different countries


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#1 Steve4031

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 02:10 AM

This was an interesting article. It focuses on Japan, China, S. Korea and Russia. It doesn't discotheque high speed services in Europe.

I rode superfast bullet trains in China, Japan, Korea, and Russia, and one is better than the rest - via Laserlike.https://www.business...-russia-2018-7/

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:58 PM

 

 Amtrak's Acela Express, which travels from Boston to Washington, DC, is the closest thing Americans have to a high-speed train. But with a speed that tops out at 241 kilometers per hour (150 mph), it pales in comparison to train systems in China and Japan, which are both faster and more extensive.

 

Wait, there's more expensive high-speed trains than Acela Express, that charges at least $126 for the 225 miles between NYC and DC?



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:16 PM

 
 Amtrak's Acela Express, which travels from Boston to Washington, DC, is the closest thing Americans have to a high-speed train. But with a speed that tops out at 241 kilometers per hour (150 mph), it pales in comparison to train systems in China and Japan, which are both faster and more extensive.

 
Wait, there's more expensive high-speed trains than Acela Express, that charges at least $126 for the 225 miles between NYC and DC?
Extensive, not expensive. Though you’re probably right about cost-per-mile comparisons.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:29 PM

Wait, there's more expensive high-speed trains than Acela Express, that charges at least $126 for the 225 miles between NYC and DC?

They said extensive! Extensive I tell you!  Don't worry. Those other high-speed trains are way LESS expensive.


Edited by cpotisch, 10 July 2018 - 07:30 PM.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:53 AM

Woops, my mistake! Sorry about that.



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:17 AM

Woops, my mistake! Sorry about that.

It's all good bro!  ;)


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Posted Yesterday, 05:59 AM

Yeah, I did a cost/speed was between the Shinkansen original route from Tokyo to Osaka and compared it to Acela. They are similar in distance, but that's it. Shinkansen way faster and modestly cheaper. No food other than pay to eat trolley service. I'll try to reproduce later today...
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Posted Yesterday, 09:13 PM

Last year when I rode Sapsen from St Peterburg to Moscow and back, the seats were the most uncomfortable that I've ever sat in. I saw many people including myself standing around and stretching their backs.






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