How long does it take the world’s fastest train to travel from Guangzhou to Wuhan?

Answer: 5 1/2 hours. 3 to travel the actual distance, 2 1/2 to stop in the middle and search for a disobedient smoker who set off a smoke alarm and shut down the train. Nice to know that China has morons in charge, just like us. I appreciate the level playing field.

Waiting for the smoking car

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9 responses to “How long does it take the world’s fastest train to travel from Guangzhou to Wuhan?

  1. Stump

    The moron is the guy who thought his pathetic, filthy habit was more important than the transportation needs of all the passengers on the train.

    • christopherfountain

      Ah yes, the welfare of the many vs. the freedom of the one. China’s got that one down pat, as 35 million murdered Chinese can attest to.

  2. KC

    Aahh, public transportation was a wonderful thing while it lasted. I would switch to ox-cart but I understand they have terrible carbon footprints. Oh well, let’s all stay home, hiding under the covers.

  3. Greenwich Ex-Pat

    Right on, C.

  4. Smoking kills in more than one way

    Stumpy,
    Not so pathetic. Immensely brave. When you need a smoke, you need a smoke, you would risk death to have one.
    Ain’t that right Mr. Fountain?

  5. DB

    Chris, nice Spoke impersonation.

    Same would happen in just about any part of the world with smoking bans. It could be a fire to who knows what, so stopping the train makes sense. Finding the Captain stupid who started it and making sure he pays the price assures no one does the same.

    Has something to do with law and order and stuff.

  6. Anonymous

    It sticks in my craw that countries like China, France, etc have these ultra-modern high-speed bullet trains while the best that our rich country is able to afford is a phony high-speed train like the Acela, which is made to appear modern in design but pokes along ancient tracks at Neanderthal speeds serving mostly dilapidated, antediluvian station houses.

  7. Old School Grump

    I had no idea the Chinese attempted to regulate cigarette smoking, anywhere, at any time. Given their cities’ level of air pollution, it’s pretty absurd.

  8. Arouet

    Anybody ever rode the Chunnel smoking car? I’m a part-time smoker, and that did even me in. Ack.