High Speed China and Tokoyo Competition


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“Japan is working on a blazing fast 310 mph maglev “floating” train – and the latest prototype just hit the tracks for testing! This week Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Central) unveiled the top-of-the-line Lo series maglev train, which is currently slated to enter commercial operation between Tokyo and Nagoya in 2027. The new train service will bypass the Tokaido Shinkansen Line, slashing travel time between the two cities from two and a half hours to one hour and seven minutes.”



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“Today China officially unveiled the world’s longest high-speed rail line! The 2,298-kilometer (1,428-mile) railway connects Beijing in the north to Guangzhou in the south, and it more than halves the travel time between the two cities. Trains running on the new high-speed line hit 300 kph (186 mph), cutting the total journey time by more than 12 hours. The railway network has been at the center of safety scandals, particularly related to a deadly bullet train collision in July 2011 that killed 40 people (http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/07/23/china.train.accident/index.html). In recent months the construction faced serious problems, as part of the line collapsed in central China after heavy rains. However, the Ministry of Railways claims to have established different emergency pre-plans and rescue systems to improve the emergency response ability.”



About D.Dinius

I am big on education, animals, and nature. So following that sentence I think it's important to be smart and animals and nature bring clarity and a calmness to things. I am new to actually paying attention and having opinions. This has been building well for about the last year. :)

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