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I note the 3-hour radius is usually considered the limit where high-speed rail beats air, so around 600 km.

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by DoDo on Thu Sep 28th, 2006 at 11:21:47 AM EST
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Are you adding the "arrive at the airport 2h in advance" and "wait for your luggage for 1h" plus the commute time to and from the airport to the "3h radius"?

And yes, that was a serious question. 65MW? You could have 6 TGVs for that "price".

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Sep 28th, 2006 at 11:34:37 AM EST
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The 3-hour radius I mentioned is for trains, I surmise the time additions you list for planes are what make the same distance 3 hours or more for planes. (BTW, there are some relationships of 4 hours or longer where rail's share beats air's.)

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by DoDo on Thu Sep 28th, 2006 at 02:56:40 PM EST
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