By Charis Chang. News.com, April 27 2015
'Gerard Drew, co-author of the report Zero Carbon Australia High Speed Rail, said the difference in speeds was “kind of embarrassing”, and train travel in Australia felt “antiquated”.'
THIS week a Japanese passenger train broke the world speed record by reaching 603km an hour. So why are Aussie trains struggling to get over the 100km mark?
Japan's state-of-the-art maglev train set a world speed record on April 21 in a test run near Mount Fuji, clocking more than 600 kilometres an hour. Picture: AFP/Toru YAMANAKA Source: AFP