Safety must be absolutely assured with a system that sustains high-speed, high-volume and high-frequency transportation. The premise underlying high-speed rail use is rooted in establishment of the value that the “high-speed rail system be safe.”
To realize high-speed, high-volume and high-frequency transportation, it is important that train operation conform to a schedule and punctuality be assured. Moreover, reliability of the entire high-speed rail system is increased with the prompt resumption of operation even when in cases of accident, inclement weather or other adverse situations.
High-speed rail shortens travel times, an achievement never previously attained. High-speed rail eliminates the barrier against travel distance and time and dramatically reduces the travel time between cities, thereby building stronger bonds between these areas.
The capability to move a large number of people, who have different objectives, at the same time creates stronger and deeper bonds between cities.
High-frequency transportation increases the options that users may choose from in selecting their travel time and reduces the amount of time that they have to wait, substantially shortening travel time overall. Realizing shortened travel times in accordance with users’ needs enables permanent bonds to be formed between cities.