Pros And Cons Of High Speed Train

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In early 1955, in order to respond to the demands of the Tokaido Line, post-war reconstruction continued to increase and planned to newly build a high-speed operation and mass transit of a standard gauge possible line will have re-emerged.
However, at that time, high-speed rail to conduct commercial operations in the 200km / h or more, and there is no example in the world technical issues that could have been of concern. However, Tokyo was chosen as the country that will hold the Olympic Games in 1964. So Tokaido Shinkansen’s construction began in 1959, so that the service could open in time for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. And finally Tokaido Shinkansen became the first high speed train in the world and now it is the oldest in the history of
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There are a lot of pros of KTX (Korea Train express). It is not only convenient, safe but also time saving, benefit discount system, Punctuality (increased to 98.8% in July 2004), High-tech train control system and reducing CO2 emissions as well. According to KORAIL, for the safe operation and comfortable ride, there are on-car computer systems that can automatically control the whole high-speed train, and self-diagnosis system that can sense various errors like fire, air cleaning system to produce good environment inside and so forth. For concerns of passenger safety, there is a relevant facility in which is an obstruction detecting device that can automatically restrain speed when an obstacle falls onto high-speed railroad, and there is a system that automatically senses temperature of the railroad. Too add on, the reason of climate problem happening in the world today is known to be greenhouse gas emissions which consume a lot of energy, especially carbon dioxide. Studies have shown that 86% of the greenhouse gas emissions are carbon dioxide gases. In these 86% of carbon dioxide, transportation occupies 30%, and it is increasing around 8.1% yearly. If these gases and other air pollutions percentage rapidly increases, the environment of the earth will be influenced. Not only to the destruction of the ecosystem but the ozone layer, climate and also our general health as well. KTX has almost no emission of…show more content…
Some of the Southeast Asian countries are trying to update their rail networks to high-speed lines. Many railway projects have been proposed and implemented in Southeast Asia region, which will take out the old railway trains. However, a delay has been seen due to the high costs of production. As a result, concerns have risen on whether having High-Speed trains are good for the economy or has other benefits to them in the long run. However, a good number of countries in this region believe that having rail networks will allow them to catch up to modernization. In the country of Vietnam, their rail network consists of seven lines, all lines are single tracked, and conditions are poor which require renovation and total construction. This may in return oppress the economic growth in Vietnam. Furthermore, the neighboring countries around Vietnam do not have a direct railway connecting them together. These are the nations Laos and Cambodia. In addition, we can also liken this issue to the situation in Thailand. Derailments are very much common, and the poor cross-border connections have placed a hold on the economic thriving and densely populated capital,

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