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While much of the Chinese drive for speed seems to be all for prestige, there are some real factors, too: China is a big country. Even reaching 380 km/h, the Beijing-Shanghai trip would be around 3h40m, difficult to compete with airplanes.

Finnish Intercity double-decker Pendolinos

Nitpick: surely you mean locomotive-pulled double-deck Intercity trains and Pendolinos?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Sep 4th, 2008 at 02:47:48 AM EST
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You are the expert!

But more info here

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Sep 4th, 2008 at 03:02:53 AM EST
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