The History and Future of High Speed Passenger Trains

Doyle Knight (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)

Over the past fifty years, high speed passenger trains have emerged as a critical transportation resource throughout the world.  The era began with the Japanese Bullet Train (Tōkaidō Shinkansen) first service on 1 October 1964.  The Japanese high speed train system now provides over 400 million passenger trips per year, and travels at a top speed exceeding 300 km/hr.  Similar high speed passenger trains have been developed in Europe, China and the US.  The Byrne Seminar will trace the development of high speed passenger trains and their future.

Course Number
01:090:101 section 72
Fall 2020
Transfer Course