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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:11 AM
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South Korea is planning to invest $14.6 billion to expand its bullet train network



SEOUL (AFP) South Korea will expand and upgrade its bullet train network to cut travel time from the capital to major cities to under an hour and a half and slash greenhouse gas emissions, officials said Sunday.

High-speed train services connecting Seoul and its suburbs with the southeastern region will be expanded to cities elsewhere in the country by 2020, the transportation ministry said.

A bullet train ride from Seoul to the southeastern port of Busan, one of the most distant cities from the capital, currently takes about two-hour-and-a-half hours but that time will be dramatically cut by the upgrade in infrastructure. ............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110403/bs_afp/skoreatrans...



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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:13 AM
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1. And you can't say it was because they didn't have to pay for any wars. No excuses Obama.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:15 AM
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2. recommend
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:20 AM
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3. My husband looooves the South Korean bullet train! He lands in Seoul,
and is in Busan in 2 1/2 hours ready to work.

Then he comes home, and spends 8 hours getting from JFK to our home in Upstate New York. Sometimes he gets stuck overnight at JFK because of weather conditions.

We wouldn't need a bullet train; just frequent, dependable service on a dedicated track from stations readily accessible from the airports. Right now it can be an hour bus ride just to get from the airport to the train terminal, and there are only one or two trains a day. When the trains are delayed, it's because they are sitting on a side track waiting for a slow freight to roll through.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:20 AM
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4. Thanks to the GOP, leaving the US in the DUST
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:40 AM
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6. They also have the fastest Internet speeds in the world.
The average speed in World leader South Korea is a whopping 14.58 Mbps, while that of the United States is 3.88 Mbps

Ranks Countries Internet Speed

Red Zone in Asia:

1. South Korea: 14.58 Mbps
2. Japan: 7.92 Mbps
9. Taiwan: 4.48 Mbps

Red Zone in Europe
3. Romania: 6.18 Mbps
4. Sweden: 5.74 Mbps
5. Ireland: 5.32 Mbps
6. Netherlands: 5.24 Mbps
7. Switzerland 4.95 Mbps

8. Czech Republic: 4.76 Mbps
10. Belgium: 4.44 Mbps
11. Slovakia: 4.39 Mbps
13. Iceland: 4.17 Mbps

Red Zone in the Americas:
12. Canada: 4.25 Mbps


United States: 3.88 Mbps ranking 18.

Australia: 2.28 Mbps

http://samaw.com/worlds-fastest-internet-speed-by-count...
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:25 AM
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5. we can`t get a 100 mph train through the midwest because of...
because of two republican assholes.....
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