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1 China unveils 'world's fastest train link' on Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:28 pm

rosco 357


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China unveils 'world's fastest train link'
Dec 26 02:53 AM US/Eastern
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.8349a994b8c3f1843499859080974ba9.341&show_article=1

China on Saturday unveiled what it billed as the fastest rail link in the world -- a train connecting the modern cities of Guangzhou and Wuhan at an average speed of 350 kilometres (217 miles) an hour.

The super-high-speed train reduces the 1,069 kilometre journey to a three hour ride and cuts the previous journey time by more than seven and a half hours, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Work on the project began in 2005 as part of plans to expand a high-speed network aimed at eventually linking Guangzhou, a business hub in southern China near Hong Kong, with the capital Beijing, Xinhua added.

"The train can go 394.2 kilometres per hour, it's the fastest train in operation in the world," Zhang Shuguang, head of the transport bureau at the railways ministry, told Xinhua.

Test runs for the service began earlier in December and the link officially went into service when the first scheduled train left the eastern metropolis of Wuhan on Saturday.

By comparison, the average for high-speed trains in Japan was 243 kilometres per hour while in France it was 277 kilometres per hour, said Xu Fangliang, general engineer in charge of designing the link, according to Xinhua.

Beijing has an ambitious rail development programme aimed at increasing the national network from the current 86,000 kilometres to 120,000 kilometres, making it the most extensive rail system outside the United States.

China unveiled its first high-speed line at the time of the Beijing Olympics in 2008 -- a service linking the capital with the port city of Tianjin.

In September, officials said they planned to build 42 high-speed lines by 2012 in a massive system overhaul as part of efforts to spur economic growth amid the global downturn.

The network uses technology developed in co-operation with foreign firms such as Siemens, Bombardier and Alstom.

gypsy


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I put something here a few months ago about fastest train, this may be a different one~ though.. wow 350 miles is fast

runawayhorses


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Its "irresponsibly fast" as I stated before about the fast trains.

No reason to go at those speeds, they are putting lives in danger.

Got a Starship that can go warp speed (Light) then fine, that's in space, but a train on rails? Silly. Dumb. Its all a money racket to see how "fast" they can make income, period.

rosco 357


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well its actually 217 miles an hour, the 350 is metric, kilometers per hour, but thats still fast, its a rail train, some countrys do have mag lev trains which is magnetic levitation trains that uses like when magnets try to hold each other away , the magnets push the train up, so it rides on magnetic levatation, and does not touch nothing, it has concrete walls, beside it and something in the walls makes those type trains move, and they are faster, i dont think the united states at this time has a mag lev train, there is talk about one from las vegas to los angles, from the stimulus money, but i dont know if it still in the works or not, but 217 miles an hour on rails is fast. i have posted all this on trains i know, but this train in china is new and has just now been tested and i think is running, anyway i put the url, and it showed it on tv,

gypsy


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Tyler , I would not want to ride a train that fast/amtrack is fast enough for me,.LOL what is that 120miles per hour?

rosco 357


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runawayhorses wrote:Its "irresponsibly fast" as I stated before about the fast trains.

No reason to go at those speeds, they are putting lives in danger.

Got a Starship that can go warp speed (Light) then fine, that's in space, but a train on rails? Silly. Dumb. Its all a money racket to see how "fast" they can make income, period.

if i had to guess, well i dont know about china, but the USA has some highspeed trains in the north,but not that fast,, i think its for compitition with the airlines,and for fast commuting,, in our northeast.

7 China Wuhan-Guangzhou High Speed Rail Line on Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:11 pm

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rosco 357


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i am almost sure, these trains have a new dedicated rail, and do not interact with roads or cars as most of our trains do, i think the new train brought with it a new rail like with new bridges and tunnels, and is totally seperate from any roads, 1200 hundred passengers is alot, thats alot of airplanes. and i would imagine cheeper in fuel, but i really have not studied it.. take care

9 A Vision for high speed rail by obama on Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:50 pm

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10 Re: China unveils 'world's fastest train link' on Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:08 pm

gypsy


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anything to bring employment up ,we have to have infrastructure~~I like this

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