Talk:Planned high-speed rail by country

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Under burma,"....After the crashes in China its been on hold" Was this reason ever substantiated? And "crashes"? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 61.62.183.172 (talk) 02:19, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Added Sweden and Portugal in the european short section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.214.155.193 (talk) 03:47, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

"A direct train between Lahore and Karachi will commence operations from July 26th 2006 and will reach a top speed of 140 km/h and will be equipped with VHF walkie-talkies"

VHF? Wow. What a marvel of 21st century technology. 137.222.40.132 18:32, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

It's faster than amtrak, and relative to the mean technology of the country, VHF w-ts are more advanced than most North American systems. --Jaded-view (talk) 17:17, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Malaysia[edit]

It would be the first international line outside of Europe if built.

I removed this sentence. It obviously doesn't make much sense since high speed rail and bullet trains are present and indeed widely associated with Japan as well as Europe (or France in particular). I can't quite remember whether YTL has proposed a system based on the TGV or some such. If so, this may explain what was meant. But in itself it was obviously patent nonsense Nil Einne 19:56, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Table of Contents[edit]

I have been trying to change this article's table of contents into a normal one, in line with other articles regarding high speed railways. Now I am being accused of vandalism because of my changes. Can anyone tell me why??? --Joop20 (talk) 13:00, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

I have reverted to the standard Table of Contents format, as it is easier to read. I would suggest reporting User:Wildthing61476 for his/her uncivil behaviour, as your changes certainly were not vandalism. --DAJF (talk) 13:07, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

any one who knows how please add saudi arabia High speed rail to table of content... thaxHmike121 (talk) 14:14, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

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Hong Kong[edit]

If the planned infrastructure in Hong Kong has a maximum speed of 200km/h, why is it listed in a high speed rail article? bobrayner (talk) 21:33, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

I know it pretty borderline, but whilst most modern definitions of high-speed are 300km/h and faster, for the purposes of wikipedia the definition is (I believe) set at 200km/h and faster, at least that's the standard I've seen applied all around the site. I agree 200km/h isn't that, errr, impressive, but I think that's the situation. Hope that helps.Olyus (talk) 22:24, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

If Wikipedia uses a different definition to outside authorities, I'm worried - wikipedia content is supposed to reflect what reliable sources say! :-) bobrayner (talk) 22:27, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

I think the problem is that outside authorities have different standards. I believe, don't hold me to it, that the EU sets 250km/h as high-speed. In the US the level is set at less than 200km/h. In many ways it would be convenient if "high-speed" was trademarked and we could refer to the source, but instead we are left with trying to keep a lot of people happy. I suspect in years to come 200km/h will be dropped, as most rail routes being built for speed are meeting levels much higher than that. Olyus (talk) 23:06, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Deleted Lines[edit]

It occured to me that when lines are complete, or otherwise removed from this article, that knowledge is often lost from wikipedia, or at very least, the source being used to justify the removal, isn't ever being used. I propose that this section be used to list lines that have been removed with the aim that if anyone feels up to it, new articles be created with the info or existing articles be expanded.

1. Hainan East Ring, China (http://www.railwaygazette.com/nc/news/single-view/view/first-phase-of-hainan-island-high-speed-ring-opens.html)Olyus (talk) 23:44, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

There is already an article on that railway (and it's mentioned over at WikiProject Trains; I updated it when the Railway Gazette article was published.
Apart from that, yes, great idea in principle Face-smile.svg bobrayner (talk) 18:51, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks Bobrayner. The listing for Hainan Eastern Ring Railway in this article was red linked, so I assumed the Hainan Eastern Ring Railway article probably didn't exist. It's reassuring to no that someone else was on top of the situation even if I wasn't. Cheers.Olyus (talk) 20:41, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
OK, redirect created, so Hainan East Ring is a bluelink now. But going back to your original point, it's a good idea. IIRC there's one high speed railway in mainland Europe which was on this article, got removed when construction was complete, but there's no article for it. I'll have a look around. bobrayner (talk) 22:01, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

2. Another line open which appears not to have a source. It is the Changji line (Changchun - Jilin Passenger-Dedicated Line) and here is a starting ref. [1]

Right- / left-hand running[edit]

Most of high-speed lines are left-hand running. (except in Finland, Russia, etc.) 121.102.122.122 (talk) 13:49, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Of major high-speed rail countries are Germany and Spain keeping to the right, and Japan, France and Italy to the left. Furthermore it is less important information, something that 121.102.122.122 often adds. --BIL (talk) 15:13, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
In the Netherlands, HSL-Zuid is left-hand running. 121.102.122.122 (talk) 05:06, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Uzbekistan?[edit]

The country's HSR is complete and operational. It deserves an update to its main page, as well as removal from this "planned" page. --Smart (talk) 21:41, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

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