will require the kind of security needed at airports which will effectively increase the hassles of the journey.
The Nikkei, which did not cite sources, said the bullet train
will link the cities of Mumbai and Ahmedabad and that the two countries will issue a joint statement about the deal on Saturday during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India, where he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
According to Mitsubishi Electric, it has been working to downsize its traction system for Shinkansen bullet trains
The biggest dream that Modi is trying to sell to the Indians through his rail budget is to start work on a bullet train
on the Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad route.
As the developer of the bullet train
system, Japan has consistently been at the forefront of new technology in the railroad industry.
CHINA has frozen approval of new railway projects and halted some bullet train
manufacturing after the collision last month that killed 40 people.
A BULLET train
crashed into another high-speed train in eastern China, killing at least 35 people, injuring 191 others and once again raising safety concerns about the country's fast-expanding rail network.
This has put the ministry of railways within kissing distance of its plan to launch bullet trains
LaHood spoke admiringly of Spain's bullet trains
, which reach speeds of 215 mph.
Twenty-five more bullet trains
are to delivered by 2009 for the new Channel Tunnel Rail link from Kent into London.
said Wednesday it will launch a wireless Internet connection service for passengers on shinkansen bullet trains
between Tokyo and Osaka in the spring of 2009.
Aboard one of these bullet trains
, they could eat in the dining car, use their laptop computers or just gaze out the window during the 32-minute trip from downtown Los Angeles to the High Desert airport.