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    (CNN) — Japan has started testing its fastest-ever bullet train -- capable of reaching 400 kilometers per hour (249 mph) -- as it continues to develop the revolutionary mode of travel.
    The ALFA-X version of the Shinkansen train began three years' worth of test runs on Friday.
    Once it enters operation sometime around 2030, it will run at speeds of up to 360 kph (224 mph), comfortably making it the world's fastest bullet train.
    It will also outpace China's Fuxing train, which runs at 10 kph slower despite being designed with the same top speed capabilities as the ALFA-X.

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    Why does such a tiny nation need such fast trains?
    They speak in bulletpointese leftist nutjob drivel. It doesn't matter. Nothing is as great a motivator as the chance to truly be free.
    -Mr. Raceboy

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jester View Post
      Why does such a tiny nation need such fast trains?
      It’s about the same size as California, but with triple the population.
      For every ailment under the sun - There is a remedy, or there is none;
      If there be one, try to find it; If there be none, never mind it. -- Mother Goose

      "We've always assumed that you can't bring back the dead. But it's a matter of when you pickle the cells." -- Peter Rhee

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jester View Post
        Why does such a tiny nation need such fast trains?
        Because distances are short, the island is crowded, and the terrain is rocky.

        Short distances negate the value of air travel.
        Crowding negates the value of automobile travel.
        Rocky coastal terrain makes sea travel treacherous.

        Pete (understands that trains are simply far a more efficient in Japan than in most other places)

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