I love German trains
March 16, 2012 1 Comment
And I should know: I spent about eight hours on them yesterday.
I was on a reporting trip to the tiny northwest German village of Kleinensiel to learn about the aftereffects of last year’s shutdown of the town’s nuclear power plant. The reporting was interesting — more on that to come — but when the transportation’s what makes the strongest impression, it’s really something special.
Gliding along in an ICE train at 250 kilometers an hour (155 mph) in smooth near-silence, on comfy reclining seats, is truly special. Will America have anything like this in my lifetime? God, I hope so.