China has been investing billions in a high-speed rail network across the country, between major cities and into rural regions. Here’s what it’s like to ride one of these trains leaving Shanghai for Beijing. It will get up to 350 km per hour (that’s 217 miles per hour). High-speed rail is expensive, but it makes sense on popular routes where it can draw people away from carbon-intensive air travel. And it’s convenient. I’m no longer surprised when a Chinese colleague says, “Why didn’t you take the train?”
Watch a Chinese high-speed train take off from Shanghai to Beijing
By Karen Christensen|2021-05-13T10:28:38+00:00January 21st, 2021|Train Blog, Train Campaign|0 Comments
About the Author: Karen Christensen
Karen Christensen is an American entrepreneur, environmentalist, and founder of the Train Campaign. She is the owner and CEO of Berkshire Publishing Group and a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. She grew up in the Silicon Valley, started her career in London, and has lived in Great Barrington since 1995.
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