High Speed Trains
Did you know that Japan has some of the fastest trains in the world? These trains, known as “bullet trains” or 1 up to 125 miles per hour, and sometimes even faster. Test runs 2 reach nearly 300 miles per hour, and one train reached 361 miles per hour, 3
The first high-speed train was 4 Odakyu Electric Railway in Tokyo in response to passenger demand for increased access to rail travel. Because the old railway lines ran through indirect routes that included mountainous 5 be adapted for high-speed travel. It was 6 necessary to build entirely new, specialized tracks.
Some of the first high-speed trains ran between the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Osaka, where the vast majority of 7 lived. Because of the extreme population density, the cost of building new highways would have been preventatively steep. 
Once the high-speed trains were built, they 9 gained instantaneous popularity. Today, the Tokyo-Osaka route remains one of the 10 traveled in the world, bringing service to nearly 70 million people.
Although the short-term costs of developing such trains may be high, they have many long-term benefits. While they can only travel at a fraction of the speed of airplanes, they are ideal for short-distance travel. 
Moreover, high-speed trains offer 12 13 high-speed trains rarely run 14 conventional fuels such as a diesel, but instead are powered primarily by electricity. For countries concerned about the environmental impact of cars, the development of high-speed trains 15 an ideal solution.
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