Saturday, 17 March 2012

European high speed futures

High-speed trains are all the rage at the moment. The Chinese are planning a direct route into Europe and Deutsche Bahn (German railways) have just completed tests for a 200mph service between London and Cologne (4 hrs), Frankfurt (5 hrs) and Amsterdam (4 hrs).

I can’t wait. Maybe travellers able to pay extortionate first class airfares might disagree but I’ve never experienced a moments joy whilst flying and the flight is only a fraction of the total journey time. Recent research has calculated that 80% of the average European short-haul journey is spent on the ground hassling to, from and inside the airport.

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