E. Barnes, Professional Gamer, Professional Gamer, Washington
Answered Mar 01, 2019
Bullet trains are generally trains that travel above 250kmph. These speeds are quite fast for trains, but for safety reasons, there will be various conditions under which they will travel at slower speeds. Currently only 16 nations have high speed trains. Nations such as Japan, Spain, France, and Germany have specialized tracks dedicated to high speed trains. These countries have tracks that are more than 1,000kms long. Yet, China has the world’s longest network with about 27,000km of these tracks.
Bullet trains may run on conventional tracks, but these tracks are built with much stronger material. Such trains will have two synchronised engines with one on the front and one on the back. Most of the lines will be kept straight to allow for high speeds and when there are curves, they will travel at slower speeds for the purpose of safety.
A bullet train is known to be a high-speed service train that will allow people to get to their destinations in a shorter amount of time. The speed of the bullet train is usually around 150 to 250 MPH. The railways of bullet trains are special because they are meant to go beyond 250 MPH.
For the safety of the passengers, a certain speed is still being followed by the drivers of the bullet trains. There are some trains right now that are automated but there are still some drivers available just in case something goes wrong. There are different countries that have developed bullet trains all over the world to connect their different cities effectively.
O. Miller, Content Optimization Executive, Studied Journalism and Psychology, Austin,Texas
Answered Feb 08, 2019
The bullet train originated in Japan and has a Japanese name called Shinkansen. The bullet train was built in order to go very fast. It is a high-speed train line. The main reason for why it was built was so that people could get to the far away places in Japan and near its capital. They wanted to bring money to these places in order to strengthen their economies.
However, these bullet trains are used by workers to get to work around the city. Actually, the first bullet train began its service in 1964. It seems like such a modern type of train, but it was invented back in the sixties. This train would take passengers to take pleasure trips to different cities in Japan.