An integrated system of specialized rolling stock and dedicated tracks is what makes high-speed rail (HSR) significantly faster than traditional rail. In spite of the fact that there are no universal standards, lines with speeds above 250 km/h (155 mph) or lines upgraded to 200 km/h (124 mph) are widely considered high-speed. The first high-speed rail system was developed in Japan in 1964, known as the Tōkaidō Shinkansen.
Ground-based high-speed rail is the fastest and most efficient method for commercial transportation. There are over 37,900 km (23,500 mi) of high-speed rail on China's networks, making up over two-thirds of the world's total.
HSR Train Classes
There are three seats arranged in a row. Passengers in the superior coach benefit from a glass door that separates it from other coaches, creating a quieter, more private environment. There is a price difference between superior seats and first-class seats but not between business-class seats.