seneca Post time: 2014-11-6 19:11
If you don't like the Refrain of the Truth, try the Refrain of The Other Side of the Coin:
It is known that two trains have been derailed, one during an earthquake in 2004, another in a blizzard last year.
We also know there were NO fatalities.
Have Western countries such a good record as well??
The maximum operating speed is 320 km/h (on a 387.5 km section of the Tōhoku Shinkansen). TEST runs have reached 443 km/h for conventional rail in 1996, and up to a world record 581 km/h for maglev trains in 2003.
The first ‘New Trunk Line’ was expensive. In fact, costs overran by up to 100% and both the president of the Japanese National Railway, Shinji Sojo, and his chief engineer, Hideo Shima, were forced to resign. Neither was invited to the opening of the magnificent railway they had created.