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  •  The problem is, the faster trains get, (5+ / 0-)

    the more fuel they use.  I've taken the Monbiot back to the library, and the data is at least seven years out of date, but as of then, higher speeds pushed high-speed trains into the realm of non-sustainable.

    Plus, anything the industries themselves say is to be taken as speculative fiction.  The airline industry, like the car industry, provides cover for itself with unsupported claims of future efficiencies.  (The airline industry doesn't even have the experimental designs to show off at industry shows and then never follow up on.)

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