China expected to become a world leader in high speed rail while the U.S. stands by

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A maglev train at the Pudong International Airport.

High-speed rail (HSR) will connect not only cities, states and countries in the future, but also far-reaching continents. In about 15 to 20 years from now, one could travel seamlessly from London, UK to Beijing, China and even have a detour within the Gulf countries using the global high-speed rail network. In the next 15 years, while UK would have built its new HSR2 that covers 332 kilometers,  China will have completed over 25,631 kilometers of high speed track to seamlessly move people in its country.

 

 

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China Unveils World’s Fastest High Speed Train

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Travellers board a high-speed train which heads to Guangzhou in Wuhan

In the week that Britain’s high speed rail link closed down because the wrong sort of snow interfered with the engine’s electronics, China unveiled the world’s fastest train service on one of the coldest days of the year. (Pics)

 

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Dubai Metro: The World’s Most Advanced Urban Rail System

Dubai Metro: The World’s Most Advanced Urban Rail System

A significant improvement to Dubai’s growing traffic problems,
but opening in 2009 is doubtful

The Dubai Metro will be a driverless, fully automated metro network under construction in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai. It is aimed to be one of the most advanced urban rail systems in the world and will be the catalyst for tourism, financial and economic growth. (Pics)

 

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