Fast trains have claimed another aviation scalp in China, with China Southern and Henan Airlines giving up the route between the major cities Wuhan and Nanjing. Ominously for aviation, they decided they were unable to compete over that stage length against trains that by Chinese standards are only moderately fast, with maximum speeds of 250 kph (160 mph). The two cities are 450 km (280 mi.) apart, and the trains take three hours on the trip. More decisive than their speed was ...
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