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Sunday, January 31, 2016

European fast trains/Поезда-экспрессы в Европе

European trains are just as fast as Japanese bullet-trains. Japanese trains, however, are better because all seats rotate so that passengers always have a choice to face the direction of the train. No such option in Europe (at least in TGV or ICE trains). Despite the fast speed (300 km/h, or about 190 mph), there is no inconvenience even if facing the point of origin.

Европейские поезда-экспрессы не уступают японским синкансенам по скорости. Уступают комфортом -- в европейском поезде (TGV или ICE) нельзя развернуть сиденье чтоб сидеть лицом по ходу движения. Вот и покупаешь билет с 50%-ной вероятностью что сидеть будешь спиной. Но поезд идет плавно и разницы не чувствуется. А поезд несется хорошо, за 300 км/ч.



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