Arlanda Express Saves Time

Chinese

潘枝


迈阿密大学  商学院


在这安静的阿兰达高速列车里,人们从市中心到斯德哥尔摩国际机场只需要20分钟。在浓密的树林和农场间,这电力的列车几乎不发出很大的声音地在轨道上行驶。乘客们有的在阅读,有的在聊天,有的在看着窗外大片的风景。他们就像坐在一个不锈钢金属和淡黄色木质的咖啡馆里。


一个电子的屏幕在门上显示着速度。列车能以300千米每小时或者接近190迈每小时的速度巡航,但是平时以200千米每小时或125迈每小时左右的速度行驶。


阿兰达高速列车在十多年前落成的。它曾是一个现代交通的模板。现在仍然是一个非常高效的工具能帮助少污染排放为斯德哥尔摩——这个欧洲最环保的城市。


在2003年,阿兰达高速列车落成四年后,一辆磁悬浮列车在上海开始在浦东机场和上海市区间运载乘客。它的最高时速能达到430千米每小时或267迈每小时。因为这磁悬浮列车悬浮在轨道上,所以运行时比阿兰达列车更安静。


在阿兰达列车上,一个乘务员小姐穿着鲜艳的海军蓝的制服在检查票,虽然她没有什么手册关于这列车,但是她还是给我们了表格,也许能让列车公司寄些手册。


阿兰达列车是干净而又吸引人的。但是真正使它与众不同的时它的效率。的士,汽车,巴士在高速上行驶向市区,但是他们不断排放出废气,而且也没有列车那样快速。它的意义,正如一个列车员说的:“节约时间。”


English

Inside the Arlanda Express, the high-speed Swedish train that whisks people from the Stockholm Arlanda Airport to downtown in 20 minutes, everything was quiet.

The electric train made almost no sound as it zoomed along the tracks, past thick stands of trees and farmland.

It was mid-afternoon and the compartments were not crowded.  Passengers were reading, talking, looking out the big picture windows. They might have been sitting in a stainless steel-and-light-wood trimmed café. There was no sense of motion except for the blur of the countryside.

A digital panel at one end of the compartment flashed the speed.  The train was clipping along at about 120 miles or 200 kilometers an hour.

The Arlanda Express was inaugurated a little more than 10 years ago. Then, it was a model of modern rail transportation. It is still a very efficient train and it is one of the things that has helped to reduce pollution in Stockholm, one of the greenest cities in Europe. But newer trains have been introduced around the world and they are faster, smoother and more efficient.

In 2003, four years after the Arlanda Express began operating, a train that uses a magnetic device to lift it and reduce friction on the rails, began carrying passengers from Pudong International Airport to downtown Shanghai.  It reaches speeds up to 430 kilometers or 267 miles an hours.  The train levitating almost imperceptively above the tracks, is even quieter than the Arlanda Express.

On the Arlanda Express, a woman conductor in a stylish, navy-blue uniform checked tickets. She did not have any brochures about the train, she said, but she provided a form to send to the railroad to get information on the history of the train and its special features.

The Arlanda Express is clean and bright and inviting. But what really makes it special is its efficiency. Taxis and cars and buses make the run to downtown Stockholm on well-paved highways. But they belch exhausted fumes. And they are not as fast. The Arlanda Express, one crew member said, “saves time.” #

 

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