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    Top 10 largest railway network in the world 2017. MUST WATCH!!!
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    Top 10 largest railway network in the world 2017. MUST WATCH!!!

    November 19, 2019


    USA has the first largest railway network in the world . The length of Railway network in USA is 250,000 China has the second largest railway network in the world. The length of railway network in China is 100,000 km Russia has the third largest railway network in the world. The length of railway network in Russia is 85,500 km. India has the fourth largest railway network in the world. The length of railway network in India is 65,000 km. Canada has the fifth largest railway network in the world. The length of railway network in Canada is 48,000 km. Germany has the sixth largest railway network in the world. The length of railway network in Germany is 41,000 km. Australia has the seventh largest railway network in the world. The length of railway network in Australia is 40,000 km. Argentina has the 8th largest railway network in the world. The length of railway network in Argentina is 36,000 km. France has the ninth largest railway network in the world. The length of railway network in France is 29,000 km. Brazil has the tenth largest railway network in the world. The length of railway network in Brazil is 28,000 km.

    Christy & Lois Share TheIr Travel Accessibility Challenges & Excitement For The High-Speed Train
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    Christy & Lois Share TheIr Travel Accessibility Challenges & Excitement For The High-Speed Train

    November 17, 2019


    Lois has a really hard time with car trips…because
    her car seats…the seats that they make for handicapped children are hard as a rock. And, it is not good…she has scoliosis already
    and it hurts her back and her bottom, so we have to frequently stop, like every half-an-hour to forty-five minutes to let her back rest and be able to be in her padded chair, so that
    she can get the pressure off of that area of her body…otherwise she’s in pain for
    days. The Texas Bullet Train would be amazing for
    our family, because our vehicle is not able to travel us down to Houston all the time. And I think it would open doctor options up
    for a lot of people, and it would make it easier to get to more doctors…and in a quicker
    time. It would take maybe a couple of hours to get
    to a doctor that would normally take you a whole day that you’d have to stay the night,
    and pay for a hotel room, which a lot of people don’t have that option. And we could make it down there and back within
    a day…easily with this train. People with mobility challenges…not everybody
    is really aware of it because they don’t have to deal with it on a day-to-day basis…And
    they don’t have to try to maneuver around in different areas. Theres a lot of places that are not handicapped
    accessible. They claim they are, but they’re accessible
    for the walking handicapped — not the wheelchair handicapped. And, I think that having this train with the
    wide area in the middle for wheelchairs to be able to park…and be able to travel…and
    be able to get down to Houston to even just to go for day, to spend a day, you know, outside
    of their normal area, is going to open up complete options for everybody.

    Learn about Shapes with Shawn’s Roller Coaster Adventure! (Learn 15 2D and 3D shapes)
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    Learn about Shapes with Shawn’s Roller Coaster Adventure! (Learn 15 2D and 3D shapes)

    November 17, 2019


    Lower the PYRAMID. And now the CONE. Good job! We need a CUBE and a CUBOID for our foundation. Oh, hi! Look, we are building a giant roller coaster. Do you want to help us? Here comes Benny with shapes. Benny brought us flat, two dimensional shapes. Let’s unload his wagons. CIRCLE, OVAL, TRIANGLE SQUARE, RECTANGLE, RHOMBUS PENTAGON, HEXAGON, OCTAGON Thank you, Benny Donald brought us heavy 3D shapes.
    You can look at them at any angle. Let’s see what 3D shapes we have SPHERE CUBE CUBOID CYLINDER Wow! This is a construction site.
    Be very careful! PYRAMID CONE Thank you, Donald. And now let’s finish one of the towers. We’ve already installed: CUBOIDS CUBES CYLINDERS And 2D shapes: CIRCLE OVAL TRIANGLE SQUARE RECTANGLE RHOMBUS PENTAGON HEXAGON And OCTAGON We still need to install: SPHERE, PYRAMID, CONE. Oh, no! That SPHERE is too small! Let’s try a bigger SPHERE PYRAMID and CONE Well done! Another section is built.
    Soon kids will enjoy this roller coaster. No! We haven’t finished the roller coaster yet! Help me finish that section. We need CUBOID CUBE and CYLINDERS Now let’s reinforce with these 2D shapes: CIRCLE, OVAL, TRIANGLE, SQUARE, RECTANGLE, RHOMBUS Ok, crane… Ah, oh! Aaaaah!!! That’s fast! Aaaaah!!! Lower the section, crane! We still need PENTAGON, HEXAGON, OCTAGON SPHERE, PYRAMID and CONE That was a cool ride! Thanks for helping me build the roller coaster!
    Now you know 2D and 3D shapes!

    How Big and Fast is China’s High Speed Rail Network? (in 2019)
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    How Big and Fast is China’s High Speed Rail Network? (in 2019)

    November 16, 2019


    Hi, I’m Lucas Niewenhuis, a news editor
    at supChina and today we’ll be talking about China’s high-speed rail system. U.S.
    congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey in February
    announced a pair of resolutions called the Green New Deal which include a
    proposal, to quote, “build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops
    becoming necessary.” If they wanted inspiration, they could look halfway
    around the world to China, which is well on its way to a high-speed rail future.
    For travel between dozens of major cities in China, taking the train is the
    easy option, and flying as a second choice. The trains operate at speeds of
    155-217 miles per hour. The network comprises 18,000 miles of railways,
    planned to extend to 24,000 miles by 2025.
    If transplanted to the United States China’s high-speed railways would make
    the entire East Coast and much as the Midwest accessible by high-speed train,
    with lines probing into the Washington State and Texas. Typical train ticket costs are
    reasonable. The Beijing-Shanghai route, which takes five hours, instead of a
    two-hour flight, is currently as cheap as 553 yuan, or $78. How did China get there?
    China already had an extensive conventional railway network, one of the
    few infrastructure achievements of the Mao era. The Ministry of Railways began
    planning China’s high-speed rail network in the 1990s, state-owned China railway
    corporation (CRC) owning and operating all the tracks, trains and services. China’s
    first conventional high-speed route opened in August 2008 to coincide with
    the Olympic Games, connecting host city Beijing with nearby Tianjin, a half-hour
    journey at more than 200 miles per hour. In 2012 the Beijing Shanghai route
    opened, probably the busiest line on the network, transporting about 180 million
    passengers a year – 800 miles – about the distance between New York and Chicago – in
    five hours. In 2013 a route connecting Shanghai to Wuhan and spicy food capital
    Chengdu opened, a 1,200 mile journey that takes about six hours. The same year the
    Shanghai-Hangzhou-Fuzhou -Shenzen line was also completed, connecting
    four of the economic dynamos of the east coast. Lines spreading farther west in
    China were open in following years. Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu Province,
    was connected with Urumqi and Xinjiang in 2014 and in 2016 a line from Shanghai,
    all the way through the beautiful mountains of Yunnan province to Kunming was opened. in 2018 the Beijing/Hong Kong route opened. A ten hours journey from
    the capital people’s Republic terminates at a railway station in Kowloon, that is
    operated by the mainland Chinese authorities and under Chinese legal
    jurisdiction. Many Hong Kongers are not comfortable with this. CRC announced in
    January 2019 that it planned to open 4225 miles of new high-speed rail in
    2019. Future plans include connecting Tibet to Sichuan and extending the Xinjiang
    part of the network to Kashgar. In May 2019, CRC unveiled a prototype of a
    high-speed train using China-developed mag lev technology that is designed to
    run at 370 miles per hour. But are Chinese high-speed trains safe? They seem
    very safe. There has been only one reported accident that led to fatalities
    in the network’s history, however the circumstances of that accident have led
    to persistent doubts among the public. On July 23 2011, a high-speed train from
    Hangzhou to Fuzhou crashed near the city of Wenzhou in eastern China, killing 40
    people and injuring more than 100. The authorities bungled the cleanup and at
    various times told implausible stories about the cause and progress of disaster
    relief work, leading to widespread criticism online. Since then, however, a
    zero accident record, for the better part of a decade, has reassured most Chinese
    passengers that the trains are safe.

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    Christy & Lois Share TheIr Travel Accessibility Challenges & Excitement For The High-Speed Train

    November 16, 2019


    Lois has a really hard time with car trips…because
    her car seats…the seats that they make for handicapped children are hard as a rock. And, it is not good…she has scoliosis already
    and it hurts her back and her bottom, so we have to frequently stop, like every half-an-hour to forty-five minutes to let her back rest and be able to be in her padded chair, so that
    she can get the pressure off of that area of her body…otherwise she’s in pain for
    days. The Texas Bullet Train would be amazing for
    our family, because our vehicle is not able to travel us down to Houston all the time. And I think it would open doctor options up
    for a lot of people, and it would make it easier to get to more doctors…and in a quicker
    time. It would take maybe a couple of hours to get
    to a doctor that would normally take you a whole day that you’d have to stay the night,
    and pay for a hotel room, which a lot of people don’t have that option. And we could make it down there and back within
    a day…easily with this train. People with mobility challenges…not everybody
    is really aware of it because they don’t have to deal with it on a day-to-day basis…And
    they don’t have to try to maneuver around in different areas. Theres a lot of places that are not handicapped
    accessible. They claim they are, but they’re accessible
    for the walking handicapped — not the wheelchair handicapped. And, I think that having this train with the
    wide area in the middle for wheelchairs to be able to park…and be able to travel…and
    be able to get down to Houston to even just to go for day, to spend a day, you know, outside
    of their normal area, is going to open up complete options for everybody.

    A Train That Heals: Veterans Day 2018
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    A Train That Heals: Veterans Day 2018

    November 15, 2019


    My name is Spencer Whelan. I’m the
    founder and CEO of Proclaim Advocates. Our company does advocacy marketing and
    Texas Central is our client. Really, really proud and excited to be working
    on something that I think is really revolutionary. I think it’s going to
    change the way that we think about how we do our lives. The things that he went
    through really changed the way he looked at life and he passed that on to me. And
    the system itself is eight generations from what he rode in 1967. I’m just
    excited about this entire project, regardless of it being my client. It’s
    something that I think the state needs I didn’t know about dad’s story until because we started working with the
    freaking on this project it’s an incredible connection I think
    something that I’ve done in my long past just now becoming a reality here in the
    u.s. I never imagined that I would have a grandson happy now that I do I am
    pretty proud that he’s a seer and that my son and his grandson are going to be
    able to see this project come to fruition and be able to experience the
    same things that I experienced when I was 20 years old whenever two cultures
    two countries two economies start to work together on a project the best of
    both amount we have people from Spain Italy Japan the United States the UK
    experts in the field across the high-speed train systems around the
    world coming to Texas and investing in Texas to make sure that this thing gets
    completed and it’s going to be a real thing and to know that he got to see
    generation 1 and we’re going to get to see the final generation with the help
    of all of these international partners I think we’re going to build something
    really unique and special you

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    Shinkansen. Japan’s bullet train. 360 video in 8K

    November 14, 2019


    In 1940, Japan’s authorities proposed to
    connect the country’s largest cities by a high-speed railway line. That’s how the project Shinkansen was born. The plan was to launch a train with a top
    speed of 200 km/h between Tokyo and Shimonoseki that is located at the southwestern tip of
    Honshu, 1,000 km away from the capital. Now the railway network has expanded to 2,765
    km with maximum train speeds of 130–320 km/h depending on the area. Over the 50-plus year exploitation, there
    have been no passenger fatalities. Until 2016, Shinkansen had held the speed record, and untill 2011 it had held the passenger traffic record. Let’s have a ride on Shinkansen. The high-speed trains Shinkansen successfully
    assume their responsibilities. They comfortably and quickly carry the passengers from the most distant points to the points of their destinations.

    Hitachi Rail in Europe – Hitachi
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    Hitachi Rail in Europe – Hitachi

    November 13, 2019


    Hitachi began developing rail technology in
    the 1920s. Since then, our breadth of rail experience
    and Research and Development programme has created new, innovative trains and infrastructure
    meeting the demands of passengers, operators and governments all over the world. Today, we provide advanced solutions in every
    aspect of rail travel; from commuter trains, to metro/underground, to inter-city trains. Hitachi has built them all, and makes sure
    they run smoothly. Indeed, measured over 38 years, our Bullet trains in Japan have never
    run more than an average of 1 minute late. Hitachi’s Global A-Train carriage shows
    the way forward in terms of design and build. It’s lighter than a standard train, so is
    more economical to run; it’s thinner, so there’s more room on board, and it’s made
    entirely from recyclable aluminium. Hitachi is also making our journeys more comfortable
    too. Hitachi Air Conditioning created the world’s
    first high power Horizontal Scroll Compressor. Its compact size means even underground trains
    can now be fully air-conditioned, providing passenger comfort above and below ground. Where Hitachi Rail is really making tracks is in
    creating energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly trains. In fact, our Hybrid train has already
    been successfully tested in the UK. Using our revolutionary diesel-electric-battery
    power system, the train achieved major reductions in energy consumption, emissions and noise. Tests in the UK have shown that Europe’s
    first hybrid high-speed train can cut fuel bills by up to 30%, and emissions by up to
    an impressive 50%. But our desire to reduce the carbon footprint
    of passenger transport doesn’t stop there. We are currently developing a hydrogen fuel
    cell-powered train, which will emit nothing but condensed water. Hitachi’s pioneering technology and forward
    thinking is already making an impact in Europe with the supply to the UK of a fleet of high-speed
    Javelin trains which will serve the London Olympics in 2012. Hitachi continues to pioneer the most innovative
    rail technology in the world, inspiring a faster, cleaner transport-life.