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Thailand looks at slower bullet train to cut costs

Japan surprised by possible downgrade for Shinkansen-based project

Not so fast? Japan's shinkansen bullet train may run slower in Thailand.   © Getty Images

BANGKOK -- A project to build a high-speed railway in Thailand based on Japan's shinkansen technology has taken an unexpected turn, with the Southeast Asian country considering a significant downgrade to cut costs.

Not so fast

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