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What 50 years of bullet trains have done for Japan

(Source: The Atlantic, October 6, 2014)

NEW YORK ó Fifty years ago this month, Japanís bullet trains completed their first trips and were welcomed by hundreds of people who had waited overnight in the terminals. The new high-speed line connected two massive economic hubs, Tokyo and Osaka, cutting the travel time between them from about seven hours to four. The shinkansen, as itís called in Japanese, has carried roughly 10 billion riders since then, with a pristine record of safety and dependability: There havenít been any fatal train derailments or collisions, and the average delay is 36 seconds.

Full story: The Atlantic

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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