Friday, December 01, 2006

High Speed Rail

The long-awaited bullet train is scheduled to begin service this month. State-of-the-art stuff. It connects the northern cities to the far south. Train travel is huge in Taiwan. According to what I've read, it will take you from Taipei to Kaohsiung, the biggest city in the south, in about 90 minutes. The trip on a traditional train takes about 5 hours. The new train tops out at about 200 miles/hour. It's not the cheapest form of travel. A ride on the fast train is about 60% of the cost of a plane ticket.

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