China Test 500mk/h Super High Speed Train

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    Why not? Airplanes are always talked about when they are just on the drawing board... Seems like a totally acceptable topic to me.

    Isn't the maglev train they bought from Germany comperable in speed?
     
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    I wrote "as of yet" since this is being tested... I posted it on MP assuming it could definitely be of some use in the future if it is used to connect cities of interest to travelers. :)
     
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    yea but its been the subject of "transport limits" in Hong Kong these few months (not china since i'm not sure if such topic is allowed anyway). in china they simply push lower the safety limits and run speeds at the margin...
    even slower trains in china causes problems (skipping stops and running red lights)
     
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    Their high speed trains already had accidents, and while they do punish some people that are at fault for them, it hardly makes it feel any safer.

    http://news.businessweek.com/article.asp?documentKey=1376-LWX5K86KLVR601-3U1SMM54C0MQLCG6B8OACH7GC2
     
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    enjoy!
     
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    Japan is actually constructing a fully fledged maglev line between Tokyo and Nagoya (completed by 2020), eventually reaching Osaka... The problem I have with HSR in China is the sheer number of deaths compared to the actual time of the service running. The Japanese Shinkansen network has carried over 6 billion passengers on its network since 1964 with no directly related casualties.
    At some point safety and sense needs to be put before human lives; especially with China just wanting to prove the point that it is 'developed'....

    But that is just my opinion (besides Taiwan has had HSR for years now, with no problems ;)
     

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