Tag Archives: Shinkansen

Busting Some Indian High Speed Railway Myths

Japanese Shinkansen Bullet Train passing in front of Mount Fuji. Yashimara, Shizuoka Prefecture.

Most people have zero knowledge and ideas about how trains and railways work and operate and have even more so no idea what High Speed Rail (HSR) is, other than a vague notion of ultra-luxurious, smooth and gleaming futuristic-looking trains, ...

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What are EMU Trainsets?

What Are EMU Trainsets

IN his maiden railway budget on Feb 26 2015, the Railway Minister Sri Suresh Prabhu announced the following: “With a view to providing superior riding experience and about 20% savings in journey time, it is proposed to introduce a very ...

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What are High-Speed Railways or Bullet Trains?

The Japanese "Bullet Train" roars past with Mout Fuji in the backdrop

If transportation technology were to be equated to Indian cinema, High-Speed trains are its Rajinikanth. High-Speed Railways are often viewed as the epitome of infrastructure development of a region or nation, showpieces of advancement and rank high up there when it ...

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