We know from plenty of experience that travelling 20km across Sydney by train can sometimes take up to 2 hours. That's an average trip speed of 10km per hour. That is bullshit.
China has launched a Super Rapid Test train that is capable of travelling at 500km per hour. On the Chinese train the same trip would take 2.4 minutes. Imagine that. You could leave for work at 8.57am and walk in on time.
The new train is made by a subsidiary of CSR, China's largest train maker and is apparently designed to resemble an ancient Chinese sword.