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bullet train

n.
A high-speed passenger train.

bullet train

n
(Railways) a passenger train that travels at very high speed

bul′let train`


n.
a high-speed passenger train.
[1965–70]
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Noun1.bullet train - a high-speed passenger trainbullet train - a high-speed passenger train  
passenger train - a train that carries passengers
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NNA - A fire near a central Tokyo station threw parts of Japan's bullet train system into chaos on Friday, as tens of thousands of passengers tried to return home from New Year holidays, according to Japanese media.
with technology for the running of its bullet train operations, including earthquake response measures, it was reported Saturday.
But it has faced high-profile problems: part of a line collapsed in central China after heavy rains in March, while a bullet train crash in the summer of 2011 killed 40 people.
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A 16-car train would carry about 1,000 passengers and could begin service on one of Japan's busiest routes by 2027, cutting the journey between Tokyo and Nagoya in half from 90 minutes on the conventional bullet train to just 40 minutes with the new technology.
5: BULLET TRAIN WHERE: Japan BEST FOR: Cutting-edge train travel Japan's famous bullet trains, or Shinkansen, are known for hitting speeds of 180mph.
CHINA has frozen approval of new railway projects and halted some bullet train manufacturing after the collision last month that killed 40 people.
A BULLET train crashed into another high-speed train in eastern China, killing at least 35 people, injuring 191 others and once again raising safety concerns about the country's fast-expanding rail network.
Doubts about China's breakneck plans to expand high-speed rail across the country have been underscored in the wake of a bullet train wreck that killed at least 36 people.
BEIJING, July 25, 2011 (Frontier Star): A bullet train crashed into another high-speed train that had stalled after being struck by lightning in eastern China, causing four carriages to fall off a viaduct and killing at least 35 people and injuring 191 others, state media and an official said on Sunday.
Bulgaria and Turkey are planning the launch of a bullet train between Sofia and Edirne, according to Suleyman Karaman, Director General and Chairman of the Board of the Turkish State Railways.
As if to drive the point home, Howle singles out the leg of the bullet train line that is generally considered the simplest, cheapest, and shortest.