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The driver of British Rail’s high-speed Advanced Passenger Train, which is planned to enter service in about five years’ time, should have a ‘guardian angel’ cab-borne computer, helping him to check track-side signals and his memory of the route.  It will also ensure that optimum speed is maintained throughout a journey.

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It seems like there has been more news on normal trains having issues and accident. You rarely hear about today's modern high speed trains. With population growth continuing to grow we are going to need more forms of high speed mass transit. We just need to take the right precautions.