10 Fastest Trains In The World

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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

HSL 1 10 Fastest Trains In The World
The top speed attained by this one is around 186 mph and it is operating in Belgium since December 1997. It is powered by 25 kV 50 Hz Ohle railway electrification systems.

9. ETR-500

ETR 500 10 Fastest Trains In The World
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.

8. Eurostar

Eurostar 10 Fastest Trains In The World
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

AVE Talgo 350 10 Fastest Trains In The World
Touching a speed as high as 205 mph, this train connects Madrid-Barcelona and Madrid-Valladolid. The origin of this train is in Spain and it uses 25 kV 50 Hz electrification systems.

6. THSR 700T

THSR 700T 10 Fastest Trains In The World
It is a Taiwan based train and can move up to a speed as high as 208mph (335.50 km/h). It can house 989 passengers and is powered by 25 kV/60 Hz AC electrification system.

5. KTX 2

KTX 2 10 Fastest Trains In The World
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

TGV Réseau 10 Fastest Trains In The World
It has a top speed of 236.12mph and is powered by 25 kV AC, 1500 V DC electrification system. It is French train which can carry up to 377 passengers.

3. Shinkasen

shinkasen 10 Fastest Trains In The World
It is Japan based train which can attain a max speed of 275.2mph. it is powered by 25,000 V AC electrification system. It is operating in Japan since 1964.

2. TR-09

TR 09 10 Fastest Trains In The World
This German train uses magnetic levitation system. It can move at a speed of 279.5mph and is powered by 50-100kW electric current.

1. CRH380A

CRH380A 10 Fastest Trains In The World
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.


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7 Responses to “10 Fastest Trains In The World”

  1. tushar says:

    it’s wrong the speed of thefastest train issssssssss 580km\h!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Esope says:

    You’re ranking is completely wrong !
    I thought it was due to an outdated post…But it’s only 400 days old…So, you don’t have excuse… Here a link with REAL fact.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_speed_record_for_rail_vehicles

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  3. valmik says:

    good but not now in india

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  4. Deepender says:

    WORLD’S FASTEST THINGS ON RAIL TRACKS: List of Top 10 super fast trains in the world!
    http://zeatles.com/worlds-fastest-things-on-rail-tracks

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  6. PNR Check says:

    As per the Guinness book of World Records, ultimate fastest train speed ever recorded, was Japanese prototype JR-Maglev MLX01, which has been clocked at 361 mph (581 km/h) during a test run in th year of 2003. And in 2007, a specially tuned model of the French TGV bullet train reached at 357 mph (575 km/h), earning the world record for the fastest conventional train.

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  7. PNR Enquiry says:

    Maglev line between Tokyo and Nagoya will start in as early as April 2013. This trains can run at speeds of up to 500 kilometers (310 miles) per hour. I think this is fastest in the lot till date.

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