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Old 10-12-2010, 01:48 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Wonderboy View Post
I don't think you got the point I was trying to make. Of course no one would or could take a train directly from Boston to Phoenix (who would want to leave Boston especially to go to Phoenix? Who would want to go to Phoenix in the first place?) I was just picking arbitrary major US cities that are geographically spread out, just as I arbitrarily chose Sapporo and Kyoto.
Even with the drive to the airport and the 2 hour check in a plane would get you to phoenix 3 hours before that fastest train in the world would. I doubt it would be cheaper by train either. Planes go 3 times faster than high speed trains. Trains are awesome for regional travel because they go right into the city and you dont have to wait hours for check in but over long distances their slower speed catches up.

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