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a high-speed passenger train

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Three bullet trains will now connect Beijing to Yanjiao Town in the nearby Hebei Province during morning and evening rush hours.
Zipping cross-country in a super-high-speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard of when Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday.
This is the reason why successive governments have merely toyed with the idea of having bullet trains but never taken the concept beyond drawing boards.
He said, while bullet trains would require completely new infrastructure, higher speed for existing trains will be achieved by upgrading the present network.
NNA - A fire near a central Tokyo station threw parts of Japan's bullet train system into chaos on Friday, as tens of thousands of passengers tried to return home from New Year holidays, according to Japanese media.
The new Hokuriku Shinkansen Line is an extension of the Nagano Shinkansen Line and will feature new bullet trains currently being developed by JR East and JR West.
A 16-car train would carry about 1,000 passengers and could begin service on one of Japan's busiest routes by 2027, cutting the journey between Tokyo and Nagoya in half from 90 minutes on the conventional bullet train to just 40 minutes with the new technology.
CHINA has frozen approval of new railway projects and halted some bullet train manufacturing after the collision last month that killed 40 people.
A BULLET train crashed into another high-speed train in eastern China, killing at least 35 people, injuring 191 others and once again raising safety concerns about the country's fast-expanding rail network.
Warwickshire councils to bullet trains ripping through the county.
Fukuoka, as well as six Shinkansen bullet trains on the line linking Tokyo
This has put the ministry of railways within kissing distance of its plan to launch bullet trains.
LaHood spoke admiringly of Spain's bullet trains, which reach speeds of 215 mph.
Twenty-five more bullet trains are to delivered by 2009 for the new Channel Tunnel Rail link from Kent into London.
said Wednesday it will launch a wireless Internet connection service for passengers on shinkansen bullet trains between Tokyo and Osaka in the spring of 2009.