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High Speed Rail in Canada: Rail vs Car vs Plane


Full credit to City Nerd Youtube Channel for this comparative analysis video. It wastes no time reviewing the VIA Rail Canada half-baked plan for higher speed trains. It compares true high speed rail with car and plane travel.

 This video drills down into the details of an example trip between Toronto and Montreal, following the journeys of three hypothetical travelers on their way from Greater Toronto (including Hamilton and Oshawa, by the way!) to Bell Centre in downtown Montreal. Along the way, and we compare their journeys step by step, and look more broadly at the argument for high speed rail in Canada by comparing to other successful HSR city pairs like Milan-Rome, Madrid-Barcelona, and Paris-Bordeaux, and praising Canada's ahead-of-the-curve (well, for North America) transit connections.

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