The human civilization, since its inception, has evolved into a much better and complex shape by each passing day. Man has invented myriad things for its benefit and use. The process of inventions is an ongoing procedure, by virtue of which human beings are able to update their standard of living remarkably. The history of rail transport is very old and there was a time when the railway tracks used to be of wood or stone. Gradually, man put his shoulders to the wheel to develop new and faster engines which can be put on the railway track to revolutionize the whole railway transport.
Let us see some of the fastest moving trains in the world and you will witness that where the man is now is a far cry from where he used to be some 500 years ago.
10. HSL 1
ETR stands for Elettero Treno Rapido and it operates in Italy since 1993. The max speed of this train is around 190 mph. it is powered by 3 kV DC, 25 kV 50 Hz AC and ETR-500 takes just 60 minutes to cover the distance from center of Bologna to Milan.
It is a UK based train and carries about 900 passengers daily. It links UK and France and moves inside long channel tunnels. The max speed which can be attained by this train is around 199 mph. it is powered by 25 kV 50 Hz.
7. AVE Talgo-350
6. THSR 700T
5. KTX 2
The manufacturer of this train is Hyundai Rotem but is operated by KOrail since 2009. Although, it can attain a top speed of 218mph but it operates around 190mph for security reason. It is powered by 25 kV/60 Hz AC Catenaries. It is a South-Korea based train.
4. TGV Reseau
The speed of the world’s fastest train is 302.8mph and is powered by 25 kV AC overhead electrical system. This China based train is manufactured by CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock Company. It can carry up to 494 passengers and its route is from Shanghai to Nanjing and Shanghai to Hangzhou.