Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

The Need for Speed

Before I turn in for the night, a commentary on what high speed rail means here in relationship to California distances. (Calculated on rough crow-flies distances.) Today I did the rough equivalent of boarding a train in San Diego at 7:53 AM, taking a train to Fresno and changing for Stockton, arriving at 12:34 PM, then spending around five hours there before boarding a train for Chico at 5:33 PM and continuing on to Chico, arriving 6:44 PM.

At one point, the display on the train announced that we were traveling at 285 km/h (around 175 MPH). And that's not the fastest of the trains -- our rail passes don't cover the fastest expresses.
Tags: high speed rail, japan, trains
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