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Using the models we discussed in your HSR diary
DoDo:

If it is easy to implement, I'd suggest you refine your model with these next simplest assumptions:

  1. give 40 km/25 miles and 10 minutes each for the acceleration and deceleration phases (the latter is in reality much shorter, but let's have buffer for city entrances),
  2. calculate the rest at maximum speed, if you're a bit bolder, 220 mph (which is a bit under the 360 km/h max for the next generation of Shinkansens),
  3. accept half-hour distances as minimum.

Final point: what about Houston-NOLA, St. Louis-NOLA, Jacksonville-NOLA? All seem to be within the scope of your rules (and all would be great to serve some major sub-million cities along the way, too).
I get
          town minutes
1     Aberdeen 138
2  Aberystwyth  63
3   Birmingham  36
4      Bristol  37
5      Cardiff  47
6        Derby  39
7        Dover  26
8    Edinburgh 109
9       Exeter  52
10     Glasgow 110
11   Inverness 148
12       Leeds  58
13   Liverpool  59
15  Manchester  56
16   Newcastle  80
17     Norwich  37
18  Nottingham  39
19      Oxford  27
20  Portsmouth  26
21   Sheffield  49
22 Southampton  27
23        York  58
for non-stop journeys from central London. It probably makes sense to round to the next higher 10 minutes.


We have met the enemy, and it is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Nov 1st, 2007 at 07:51:29 AM EST
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