If you have ridden on Amtrak’s Acela on its run between New York City and D.C., you may have been impressed as you overtook cars on the freeway. But you may be surprised to learn that with maximum speeds of just 150 mph, the Acela lags far behind other high-speed trains around the world, such as China and the European Union. These high speed trains can reach upwards of 300 mph.
Now after the announcement that we are one step closer to high speed rail in the United States, what exactly is needed for true high speed rail?
Check out The 5 Things You Need to Make a Train Go 300 MPH on GE Reports for a more in depth look.