Sunday, 16 June 2013

The 10 fastest trains in the world

The 10 fastest trains in the world

Not one to rest on its past achievements, China is working to develop faster high-speed trains. The country aims to enhance its rail safety and efficiency, according to a document released by the Ministry of Science and Technology earlier this year.  See the top 10 high-speed trains across the world

The CRH380A high-speed train is one of the four Chinese train series which have been designed for the new standard operating speed of 380 km/h (236 mph) on newly constructed Chinese high-speed main lines.

HSL 1, Belgium runs at a speed of 300 km/h (186 mph). It is a Belgian High speed rail line from Brussels to LGV Nord.

Started in 1993, ETR 500 or Elettro Treno Rapido 500 is Italian high-speed train runs at a speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).

Eurostar, UK that runs at 300 km/h (186 mph) connects London, Paris and Brussels.

Spain’s AVE Talgo-350 runs at 330 km/h (205 mph)

The THSR 700T is high-speed electric multiple unit trainset derived from the Japanese Shinkansen family for Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR), Taiwan's high-speed rail line. It runs at 335.50 km/h or 208 mph.

KTX II or KTX-Sancheon is high speed train built in South Korea by Hyundai Rotem in the second half of the 2000s and operated by Korail since March 2009. It can reach speeds of up to 352.4 km/hour (218 mph).

The French-owned TGV RĂ©seau (TGV-R) were built by Alstom between 1992 and 1996 and are based on the earlier TGV Atlantique. The train can run up to 380 km/hour (236.12 mph) speed.

The Shinkansen, also known as the "Bullet Train", is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan operated by four Japan Railways Group companies. The test run of the train can reach the speed of 443 km/h (275 mph).

Transrapid or TR-09 is a German high-speed monorail train using magnetic levitation and can hit a speed of 450 km/hour (270.3 mph).



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