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Posted by krtraveler on Saturday, April 07, 2018 5:58 PM

Another year with two more operators achieving the impossible.

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Posted by VOLKER LANDWEHR on Sunday, April 08, 2018 4:16 AM

krtraveler
Another year with two more operators achieving the impossible.

Looks good but the circumstances are very different compared to the USA.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is a stock corporation completely owned by the German government. The stock is not traded yet though it was planned for a long time.

The German constitution (Grundgesetz §87e) rules that the government has to secure rail transport.

Public transit and regional rail traffic is paid for by the states. The government pays annual subsidies for rail infrastructure, $5.4 billion in 2015.

As the infrastructure is government owned we have open access used by more than 150 operators.
Regards, Volker

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, August 02, 2018 1:18 PM

China is still leading in HSR with over 50% of world's total.  China's definition is 200 Km/Hr or higher (125 MPH).  Presently 26859 Km in service end of May ( 16786 miles ).  Expects 38,000 Km by  2022  (23750 miles ) .  Here is some other stats.  Comments ?

https://www.railjournal.com/index.php/high-speed/ten-years-27000km-china-celebrates-a-decade-of-high-speed.html?channel=000  

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Friday, August 03, 2018 11:10 AM
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Posted by VOLKER LANDWEHR on Friday, August 03, 2018 11:52 AM

charlie hebdo

Some additional information. The on-time performance given in the linked article is for long distance trains only. The punctuality measure is as follows: if the train is less than 6 minutes late it is called on-time. For less than 16 minutes it is about 90%.

I have looked for Amtrak's measures without success. Perhaps someone can help.
Regards, Volker

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, August 06, 2018 8:27 PM

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