What is difference between high speed rail and road transport? 3 Points That Will Teach You To Identify And You'll Never Go Wrong Again
As new high-speed rail becomes more popular, people can basically benefit from this high-speed train. But when many people buy tickets, they cannot tell which car is high-speed rail, but they cannot rule out their enthusiasm for traveling on high-speed rail. So today's demand arose: how to determine whether car we want to take is a high-speed rail?
So, what's difference between high-speed trains and regular bullet trains? We watch together!
(1) Different ticket prices
Firstly, operating costs of high-speed rail are very high, and even if it is a national public good, it still cannot offset its high cost. Therefore, fare must be higher than that of a bullet train. You can select origin and destination when buying tickets and add all tickets together, most expensive one should be high speed rail ticket. In addition, when buying tickets for high-speed trains, seats also differ.
Those who see these second class seats and other seat signs tend to be high-speed train tickets, while those with hard seats and hard berths are normal train tickets. On ticket, we can clearly see difference between two vehicles, so in this respect, everyone can guarantee that purchased ticket is a high-speed rail ticket.
(2) Name different
The most obvious hallmarks of high-speed trains and bullet trains are their names. First of all, first letter of high-speed rail is pinyin "Gao" in high-speed rail, so there is often a capital G in front of a high-speed rail car, and a bullet train has many names, some are preceded by D, some are preceded by T, and some are preceded by Z.
The difference of each letter also represents difference of vehicle, for example, D stands for car. But although there are many differences in letters, we can tell at a glance what high-speed rail is, because only letter G will be in front of name of high-speed rail. So when you see this letter, do not hesitate, just start it, it is high-speed rail ticket.
(3) Various speeds
In fact, fundamental difference between them is not in two aspects mentioned above. The most fundamental difference is different speed. High-speed rail, like a high-speed train, has a normal speed of over 250 kilometers per hour and can reach 350 kilometers per hour at its maximum speed.
Even if a normal car is fully charged, maximum speed is only 250 kilometers per hour. Therefore, in terms of speed per hour, a high-speed railway is fundamentally different from conventional trains.
At entrance to each high-speed rail car there will be a small green display showing speed at that time, so you can judge if you are on high-speed rail by speed per hour.
You can also view total travel time between your chosen destination and point of departure when purchasing your ticket. Shorter travel times are more likely to be on high-speed rail.
(4) Miscellaneous tracks
In addition, difference between them exists in orbit, which is very obvious. Because high-speed rail is a special technology, its technical requirement is to work on ballastless tracks, and conventional rail tracks are not possible and cannot walk at all. The electric train is a highly adaptable vehicle that can run both on conventional rails and on ballastless tracks specially used for high-speed railways.
The difference between two tracks will not affect normal movement of train and will not affect its speed. So there is no difference between two tracks for bullet trains. These are two important differences between high speed trains and bullet trains i.e. one is more adaptable and other is more specialized.
(4) Look at station
If above two methods did not help you distinguish, then you can use this method too - that is, look at station. Generally speaking, high-speed rail has its own independent station, and these stations have often been recently built in past ten years, so you can ask old people nearby which station is newly built nearby.
The usual old-fashioned stations do not have a lane for high-speed trains, and obvious difference can be seen in name. For example, Xinxiang has Xinxiang Station and Xinxiang East Station, people can know that Xinxiang East Station is a high-speed rail station through Baidu on Internet.
So if you are not sure whether station on ticket you bought is a high-speed rail station or a mixed high-speed rail and regular train station, you can choose Baidu. While this method is not as absolute as first two methods, it can also help you differentiate to a certain extent.
That's difference between them. In fact, both have their own unique significance for current development of China's railways. Because people's needs are different, some people want faster speed, shorter time limit, and some people want lower fare.
Therefore, both methods correspond to spirit of times and will have their own development trend in future. With people's needs in mind, I believe that it will develop better and better in future. Then I wish you all a pleasant journey, happy walks and happy returning home!