High speed train

high speed train
@youless (91533)
Guangzhou, China
December 17, 2015 9:32am CST
The high speed train has become very popular in my country. There are more lines for it. I like to take the high speed train if the time is within 4 hours. As it is not tiring and usually the schedule is punctual. Whereas the plane can be delayed due to bad weathers. If the high speed train is longer than 6 hours, perhaps I will choose the plane because it will not be much more expensive. Or I will choose the normal train as I can have a sleep and it is comfortable. And the price will be lower a lot. Do you like high speed train?
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• Budennovsk, Russian Federation
17 Dec 15
I would definitely like it. Many people with aerophobia would join me too
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Dec 15
In fact I really wanted to take the train from Moscow to St. Petersburg but I had many worries. Even if it was hard for me to read the Russian in the train tickets
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• Adelaide, Australia
17 Dec 15
@youless We really need to start learning Russian, possibly one of the best English System languages.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 15
@veganbliss It is not easy to learn Russian. The words are difficut for me to recognize. But I know foreigners will say the same to Chinese words
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@TRBRocks420 (77690)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Dec 15
is that the Shanghai Maglev? I think I would enjoy it.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Dec 15
Not only in Shanghai but other cities in China, too.
@TRBRocks420 (77690)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Dec 15
@youless The name of the fastest train in the world is the Shanghai Maglev. I was wondering if that was it?
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 15
@TRBRocks420 I am not sure whether it is the fastest train in the world. I just went to Shanghai in 1997 and therefore I haven't tried it yet as this train was not available at that time yet.
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@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Dec 15
I have never been on a high speed train. Haven't even been on a plane since early 70's.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 15
My son is quite lucky since he tried all of these since he was a little kid.
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@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Dec 15
@youless ...That is good that he is probably used to it then.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
17 Dec 15
I have never been on a high speed train...as I don't think Kansas will ever have them. I don't think I would ever be brave enough to try it either. It sounds scary. I don't like flying. And this sounds like it would be worse. hehe
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 15
In fact you feel normal to sit in the high speed train. It is even much more comfortable than the coach.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
18 Dec 15
@youless I think I would be nervous getting on any form of transportation honestly. But it does sound pretty cool :-)
@LadyDuck (157737)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
Just like you, I like the high speed train for trips around 4 hours, no more.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 15
I think having a travel by train in Europe is so nice.
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@LadyDuck (157737)
• Switzerland
18 Dec 15
@youless It depends which country, in Italy the trains are never on schedule, most of the time they are late, even hours.
@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
17 Dec 15
I haven't been on a train for years, and I believe the fares are very expensive here in England.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 15
Is it even much more expensive than the airplane?
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
18 Dec 15
@youless Yes, some friends of mine flew to Scotland for less than the train fare would cost. I don't know if that is a general thing, or if they got a special deal.
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@veganbliss (3903)
• Adelaide, Australia
17 Dec 15
I've been on your Maglev in Shanghai. Cheap & easy to use. Great for sleeping on! Very fast, very smooth. Wish we had high speed rail. It will go much, much faster if you put it inside a vacuum tube, like the Japanese did. I'd take one of these trains over a plane any day! Does China have plans to expand the high speed rail network soon?
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 15
I think so. In fact in recent years there are more high speed train lines. If you don't like taking a plane, you can try high speed train. It takes about 6 or 8 hours from my city to Beijing whereas the normal train may spend about 23 hours? I am not so sure.
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@jstory07 (67171)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Dec 15
I have never been on a high speed train.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 15
In fact it is nothing so special. It is just faster than the normal train
@marlina (73884)
• Canada
17 Dec 15
I never took a high speed train.
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 15
It is just faster than the normal train. So don't have a very high expectation
@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
18 Dec 15
I have not tried any high speed train before. I hope to have a chance to try once. If I were to travel for scenery, then the slow moving train is better. If I want to get from one place to another place, then high speed train is definitely much better.
@111flylcx (267)
• China
18 Dec 15
It's time to buy ticket for Spring Festival.