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For high-speed trains to reach top speed can take dozens of kilometres, so indeed short station distances or slow intermediate sections result in lower travel speeds (as in Germany), as do underpowered trains (as in Italy), while long non-stop trips with few speed limitations can reach a high travel to max speed ratio (London-York, Wuhan-Guangzhou).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Jul 17th, 2011 at 08:09:45 AM EST

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