What about the Spanish system? It is not as profitable yet because it is still being built, but it is just as popular. It took 95% of the airline traffic when my local city Malaga was connected to Madrid. 400 or so km trip in under 3 hours... city centre to city centre.. you cant beat that. And cheaper than a plane ticket.. And the Spanish system does not link to other countries btw
And you base this one what? That the company is state owned, then it has to be subsidized? Did you miss the 1 billion in profit a year?Oh... it's also nationally owned and subsidized.