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theantiquetiger
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Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
fricking Amtrak is expensive as shite and limited. Hell, Baton Rouge doesn't even have a train station.

I just bought four business class tickets in Italy on their high speed train for $132 total.

Could you imagine living in BR and having an evening out in Houston or be in New Orleans in 30 minutes, because of a high speed rail service?

Why was this system never used in the US? Was the automakers behind this? Less trains, more cars to be sold?
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WaltTeevens
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
Cause no Hitler over here


dewster
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
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Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?



Yes. In the Northeast Corridor it works very well. At least when it's not crashing in Philly.

LINK

The Acela Express and the Siemens ACS-64 are both impressive IMO. We've taken the ASC-64 between Philadelphia and NYC. It was a nice, fast ride.
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ellishughtiger
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
Cause this is Merica, damnit!!!

West coast and North East trains are affordable and common. People down south would never want their tax dollars go toward such a progressive thing like this.


AbitaFan08
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
People use the train all the time here.

It’s easier to get from Boston to New York via Amtrak than it is to take a plane.

A lot of people prefer Amtrak to get to Philly and DC as well.

The train to Portland takes an hour and a half and is very cheap.

Obviously it’s not the high speed rails like in Europe though.
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Bestbank Tiger
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
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Cause no Hitler over here



Trump wants to launch infrastructure improvements. And as the sky screamers pointed out, have you ever seen them together?


OweO
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
That would just be another public area some fricked up white kid would shoot up..


Golfer
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
Because the density in Western Europe is 10 fold that of the US.

Germany is slightly larger than AL & MS but has the same number of people as California, Texas, and New York, combined.

Edited for more accurate reflection of the density.
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theantiquetiger
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
I understand it's big in the NE and NW (maybe) but why not nation wide? High speed trains between every major (and minor) city in the country. Use each major city as a hub.


northshorebamaman
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
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That would just be another public area some fricked up white kid would shoot up..

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Aubie Spr96
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
If someone could make money doing it, they would have already done it.


gthog61
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
How stupid. Trains are only economically viable in areas a lot more densely populated than anywhere in the us other than the NE and maybe sc.

So eager to type your bigoted quip that you exposed your hapless knowledge on the subject


momentoftruth87
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
because we are spread out and most have a vehicle. In Europe, there is not much space. Easier to use public transportation.


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ThatMakesSense
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
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Germany is the same size as Alabama 


Not even close, Hombre.


Brazos
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
Is that a fact about Germany? I knew it was condensed but I didn't think it was like that.


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northshorebamaman
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
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Germany is the same size as Alabama

Closer to Texas.

eta- probably a bit smaller from this graphic but much larger than AL

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ellishughtiger
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
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gthog61


go post some racist memes in your safe space, cuck.


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OweO
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
I was just joking... People got upset with that comment..


MikeyFL
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re: Why won't a train system like Europe ever worked in US?
We don't have centralized populations within cities that have effective, clean, and efficient public transportation that can feed a larger rail system.

Instead, much of our infrastructure is almost entirely built on the concept of roadways connecting suburban environments with expansive yards.

Even in Taiwan, which has a much more centralized population than the US, high speed rail has struggled to be financially viable.

LINK

I'm saying this as someone who's lived in Hong Kong and loved the public transportation there. We just have a very different country, different living expectations, and different demographics.


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