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One factor must be train capacity: 16-car, 1,050+-seat trains, vs. 377 for a Thalys or 750 for a Eurostar. As for frequency, back in November, I looked at the schedule. There were 83 trains per direction a day on the busiest section (Nanjing–Shanghai). So they can still increase frequency significantly. (Design capacity was 120 million a year = 330,000 a day, but I think that can be exceeded they way they operate it now.) The world's first, the Tohoku Shinkansen, peaked at almost 400,000 a day, with lower-capacity trains.

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by DoDo on Tue Jul 9th, 2013 at 11:36:11 AM EST
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