Monthly Archives: April 2011
4 Charts, 4 Photos
(Most fuel efficient and greenhouse gas friendly form of intercity transportation)
Sydney’s Daily Telegraph announced on April 20 that Sydney is more dense than Mexico City, London, Los Angeles and Paris. Of course, anyone who has been to Mexico City or London knows that this is untrue and it may surprise some that Sydney is not even as dense as Los Angeles.
The Daily Telegraph’s contention results from a profound misunderstanding of urban geography. The result was a comparison of urban geographies that are not comparable.
2 charts and 2 maps
The Ministry of Railways has announced that the top speed will be 300 kph, not 380 kph. Travel time will be 5 hours, instead of the planned 4. Luxury seats will be removed and fares lowered to make the service more accessible to the average market and to increase passenger loadings.