Very cool: France unveils super-fast train. It’s top speed will be about 360 km/h.
Both times I’ve been in Europe I’ve traveled almost exclusively by train and I much preferred it to air travel. It’s so much easier and more comfortable. Depending where you are going trains are much faster than air travel because you don’t have to be there 2+ hours ahead or wait to pick up luggage. When in France recently I was on the TGV trains which go about 250 km/h and our total travel time from Paris to Nice was less than 5 hours at about 900km distance. That was a great train ride, and probably less or equal to the total time to fly.
I recently had to travel to New York City, which is about 7-800km away. I looked into train reservations instead of flying and the estimated time, not including the time for at least one connection, was about 13 hours. That’s ridiculous. I understand train travel isn’t currently feasible for quick cross-continent travel but it should at least be better than 13+ hours for only 7-800km.