Top 10 Fastest Trains in the World

Monday, October 15th 2012. | Fastest


Train is one of the most popular ground transportation at this time. With the development of technology, people can make a High Speed Rail is used to train the fastest in the world. Several countries in the world try to make fastest train in the world. If you visit the country you should try to ride the train. This is a list of top 10 fastest train in the world.

10. HSL 1, Belgium, 300 km / h (186 mph)

HSL 1

HSL 1

HSL 1 is a high speed rail from Brussels with a total length of rail 80 KM. This service has been started on December 14, 1997. Maximum speed of this train is 300 km / h (186 mph).Now is your only takes 1 hour 22 minutes to go from Paris to Brussels.

9. ETR 500, Italy: 300 km / h (186 mph)

ETR 500

ETR 500

ETR 500 or Elettro Treno Rapido 500 is high speed rail trains in Italy. High-speed train was introduced in 1993 and now operated by Trenitalia on track RFI. The maximum speed this train is 300 km / h (190 mph). The electrical system used by this train is 3000 V DC, 25 kV AC (+ 1500 V DC to F ETR.500).

8. Eurostar, UK: 300 km / h (186 mph)

Eurostar

Eurostar

Eurostar High Speed Train which links London, Paris and Brussels. The path used is via the Channel Tunnel between England and France. Eurostar Flow E320 can be run at a speed of 320 km / h (199 mph) electric system used was 25 kV 50 Hz. This train can carry 900 passengers.

7. AVE-350 Talgo, Spain: 330 km / h (205 mph)

AVE-350 Talgo

AVE-350 Talgo

AVE Class 102 is a class of high-speed AVE trains to RENFE railway. This train connects Madrid – M├ílaga Madrid – Valladolid and Madrid – Huesca. The maximum speed this train 330 km / h (205 mph). The train uses 25 kV 50 Hz AC electric overhead systems and can be used to carry 318 passengers.

6. THSR 700T, Taiwan: 335.50 km / h (208 mph)

THSR 700T

THSR 700T

The 700T THSR is a high-speed trains Operating in Taiwan made by the Japanese Shinkansen company. The maximum speed this train can basically reach 335.50 km / h (208 mph) but is usually run at a top speed of 300 km / h (186 mph). Trains operated the first time on January 5, 2007. Electrical system that is used is 25 Hz AC catenary kV/60. This train can carry 989 passengers.

5. KTX 2, South Korea: 352.4 km / h (218 mph)

KTX 2

KTX 2

KTX KTX-II or Sancheon is a high speed train built in South Korea by Hyundai Rotem. Now operated by KOrail since March 2009. The train is designed and tested to run at a speed of 352.4 km / h (218 mph), but for safety reasons the maximum train speed is lowered to 305 km / h (190 mph). This train’s electrical system is 25 Hz AC kV/60 catenary. Trains serve some routes in South Korea and can carry 363 passengers.

4. Lattice TGV, France: 380 km / h (236.12 mph)

Lattice TGV

Lattice TGV

The lattice TGV (TGV-R) is a high speed rail and built by Alstom between 1992 and 1996. TGV trainsets TGV Atlantique is a development previously. The maximum speed the train was 380 km / h (236.12 mph). But top speed is 320 km approved / h (199 mph). Electrical systems used by this train is 25 kV AC, 1500 V DC and 3000 V DC. The train can carry 377 passengers.

3. Shinkansen, Japan: 443 km / h (275.3 mph)

Shinkansen

Shinkansen

Or Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train is a high-speed railway network in Japan. This train connects several cities in Japan and was expanded to other cities. Maximum speed of trains is 443 km / h (275 mph). Shinkansen using 25 000 V AC power supply overhead. The latest version of the E5 Series Shinkansen runs at top speed 320 km / h (200 mph)

2. TR-09, Germany: 450 km / h (270.3 mph)

TR-09

TR-09

Transrapid or TR is a high speed monorail train in Germany. This train uses magnetic levitation system. Transrapid 09, has a maximum speed of 500 km / h but for safety reasons may be the maximum speed will be reduced. Transrapid normal energy consumption is about 50-100 kW per section for levitation and travel, and vehicle control.

1. CRH380A, China: 487.3 km / h (302.8 mph)

CRH380A

CRH380A

The CRH380A is a high-speed trains manufactured by CSR China Qingdao Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co., Ltd.. The train is designed to operate at a speed of 380 km / h while operating and 480 km / h while it’s in testing. This train use 25 kV power of electricity and can carry 494 passengers. The main route is provided by the Shanghai-Nanjing and Shanghai-Hangzhou. And this is fastest train in the world.


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