High Speed Trains Around the World

Short video history of high speed trains around the world ending with a push for a system in California. It looks like the time is ripe and the state may finally get the high speed trains that have been talked about since the early 80s. (6 min)

7 Responses

  1. ann says:

    great clip…i’ve been on the bullet train from Tokyo to Osaka…it was great! it would be nice to see some of these trains in the u.s.

  2. shapeshift says:

    I took that train as well when I was in Tokyo. I also took the train from Paris to somewhere south of France. Kind of pathetic that we do not have one in the US yet…

  3. ann says:

    agree…and yes, i took one in france too…they are pretty wonderful…i heard they were planning one in brazil from sao paulo to rio…

  4. Redroom Studios says:

    a very sexy mode of transportation! I’m still a high speed rail virgin though…

  5. shapeshift says:

    You are not missing that much. They are not much different than regular trains.

  6. CS says:

    I took the one from Tokyo to Kyoto passing Mt Fuji on the way. It was awesome! Recently I missed the one in Taiwan as they ran out of ticket so we had to take the regular express instead.

  7. shapeshift says:

    It would be amazing if the trains would go up to 500 mph like they say it could. Airplane flights have a huge carbon footprint. It would be excellent if we can switch most flights to speedy trains.

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