Editorial: Track-sharing with bullet trains poses safety hazard

09/22/2010 | HandyShippingGuide.com

Running high-speed passenger trains over existing freight tracks where slower speeds prevail would pose a risk to general safety and freight railroad viability, write the editors of the Handy Shipping Guide. "Considering the inherent dangers of running freight and ultra fast passenger trains simultaneously, there seems no clear way for the government to settle the matter without serious risk to profits, lives or its credibility," they write.

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