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Japan debuts next-generation bullet train with top speed of 224 mph

(Source: Fortune, December 11, 2018)

NEW YORK Ever since the advent of high-speed trains in Japan in 1964, countries have taken pride in touting their even-higher-speed trains. The record-holder for conventional rail was often France but now China runs the fastest regular service on its Beijing-Shanghai line at around 350 km/h (217 mph). The Shanghai magnetic levitation train reaches 431 km/h (268 mph).

Full story: Fortune

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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