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Transportation planners in London found a creative way to provide fast transportation to the 2012 Olympic site and to improve commuter connections across southeast England. The Javelin trains, which can reach speeds up to 140 mph, were debuted in 2012 to connect central London to the Olympic park in East London in seven minutes. The Japanese-designed trains are capable of running on high-speed dedicated track as well as conventional track. By running these trains on commuter lines, using high-speed track when possible, London found a way to cut commute times by over 50% to some destinations. The Javelin project is a good example of a city using improved transportation infrastructure to address many types of transportation needs.