If you’ve never lived in a country with an efficient and punctual train system, it would be hard to understand rail travel’s singular pleasures. The benefits extend beyond the obvious economic gains, cleaner air, a better-connected country, and fewer traffic accidents to the individual joys of a peaceful, productive commute. In this Wendover Productions video, Sam Denby explains how China was able to build a bigger train system more cheaply and much faster than anywhere else in the world.
About the Speaker
Wendover Productions is an educational YouTube channel started by Sam Denby in 2010. The channel has over three million subscribers. Denby’s other channels include Extremities; Half as Interesting; and Sam from Wendover.