Rail Transport

Amtrak

Amtrak Trains are Often Delayed Whenever Freight Trains Illegally Slow Down.

Amtrak is a passenger railroad service that provides medium and long-distance inter-city rail service in 46 states and 9 cities in Canada. It was founded in 1971 as a quasi-public corporation and receives state and federal subsidies. But did you ever wonder why Amtrak trains are often delayed? Freight trains frequently illegally impede Amtrak trains. …

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London Underground Central Line

London’s Underground Tube Locks in Heat Generated by the Railway and Has Gradually Been Increasing in Temperature, Most of the Heat Comes from Trains Braking

The London Underground is a rapid transit system that serves the greater part of London and some counties adjacent to the capital. It was proposed by Charles Pearson in 1843 and is still being used today. But did you know that the temperature in the tube has been gradually increasing over the years? The heat …

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How Efficient is the Japanese Railway System?

One of the values the Japanese are known for is punctuality. This value is prevalent in Japanese society. While you may think this only applies to social or professional situations, it is even practiced in public transportation. What happens when a train comes in earlier than scheduled?  In 2017, the Tsukuba Express train operator left …

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The average delay of a Japanese bullet train is just 54 seconds, despite factors such as natural disasters. If the train is more than five minutes late, passengers are issued with a certificate that they can show their boss to show that they are late.

Reality Check: When is a train on time? A Japanese railway company made headlines after it apologised for sending a train off 20 seconds early. The idea of “deeply apologising” for the “severe inconvenience” of a lost 20 seconds seemed almost alien to commuters who have to put up with much greater disruption in other …

The average delay of a Japanese bullet train is just 54 seconds, despite factors such as natural disasters. If the train is more than five minutes late, passengers are issued with a certificate that they can show their boss to show that they are late. Read More »