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The 10 fastest trains in the world

Monday, 24 December 2012

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.

The 10 fastest trains in 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.
The 10 fastest trains in the world
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.
The 10 fastest trains in the world
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).
The 10 fastest trains in the world
Eurostar, UK that runs at 300 km/h (186 mph) connects London, Paris and Brussels.
The 10 fastest trains in the world Spain’s AVE Talgo-350 runs at 330 km/h (205 mph).
The 10 fastest trains in the world
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.
The 10 fastest trains in the world
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 10 fastest trains in the world
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 10 fastest trains in the world
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).
The 10 fastest trains in the world
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).

(Information source for all slides: www.fastesttrain.org)