The fastest commercial train in the world is now fully armed and operational, covering the line between New York and San Francisco. OK, I lied. Actually, that’s what I wanted to write. Sadly for us, it’s in China.
The new Chinese high-speed lines will increase their total network from 86,000km to 120,000km. That’s still smaller than the US railway system which, by contrast, only has one single “high-speed” line, bridging the 734km that separate Boston with New York at a whooping 113km/h average, totalling seven hours. Don’t take that line, folks. It will liquefy your brain. [Time of India]