Very High Speed

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China opened, yesterday, what is being referred to as the world’s first Very High-Speed rail line between Beijing and Tianjin. The 120km route will now take 30 mins to complete compared to the 70 mins it used to take, with speeds maxing out at 350 km/h. The line has taken just 3 years to build and complete, and this is their first of many Very High-Speed lines to be in operation.

So whilst China, and many other countries, can currently bask in the glory of the new railway revolution that is taking place, the US and UK lag so very far behind using still relying on their slow-speed inter city rail and clinging to the addiction of fossil fuels.

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