How fast is fast enough?

While high speed rail networks continue to grow at a rapid pace, dedicated high speed lines are largely limited to Europe and the Far East. Recent developments show that China is pulling ahead, with the fastest scheduled services starting to polarize into three distinct bands. These are dependent on the type of line, the nature of the market, and the economics of high speed operation. In this World Speed Survey, tables are included listing the fastest timetabled start-to-stop runs in the following countries: China, France, Spain, Japan, Taiwan, Italy, Germany, South Korea, Turkey, Russia, United Kingdom, Sweden, Portugal, USA, and Finland.

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  • Accession Number: 01488128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2013 10:34AM