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Building Train Sets Doesn’t Make Us Rich: Chinese Bullet Trains Run Empty

I KNOW, I know, I bang on about this, but it really is true, building faster train sets really doesn’t make us richer:

No passenger was seen in the whole carriage of a high-speed train on the Beijing-Shanghai line on July 3rd 2011. It has been reported that the high-speed rail service recently suffered a plunge in ticket sales, with trains running at less than 30 percent occupancy in the first- and second-class seats and with business-class carriages almost empty.

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Posted: 2nd, August 2011 | In: Money | Comment