I love German trains

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.

Advertisements

One Response to I love German trains

  1. Pingback: The Little Sluice That Could (But Maybe Can’t Anymore) « Das Berlin Blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: