10 Fastest Train In The World | The Supersonic Speed

The very first steam power engine invented by Richard Trevithick in 1804 and now the new technologies completely changed the way of transportation. Everyone wants to travel as soon as possible to reduce the time and this is happening due to the super-fast trains. With the help of science and technology, today the fastest train is running at the speed of 581 km/h. Most of the people think that airplane is the best mode of transport but trains are the most accessible and affordable means of transportation. Here is the list of Top 10 Fastest Train in the World with their top speed.

10. Italian ETR 500

FS Class ETR 500Photo credit: Wikimedia commons

Top Speed: 306 km/h

The Elettro Treno Rapido started in 1993 and its serves from Milan to Bologna. The train was built by Ferrovie dello stato and is run by Trenltalia. It is the first Italian high speed train and after this ETR 400, 460 and 480 were invented. Italian ETR 500 the non-titling train covers the routes of Puglia, Milan and Rome.

9. Eurostar UK

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Top Speed: 320 km/h

Eurostar UK is a great competitor to airlines because it connects the Landon with Paris and Brussels traveling under the English Channel. This train makes the journey more comfortable and enjoyable. St. Pancras International stadium is considered to be most romantic and famous destination of Eurostar. The Eurostar ticket holder usually receives discounts in places like famous museums.

8. Spain AVE Talgo 350

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Top Speed: 330 km/h

Spain AVE Talgo 350 connects the Barcelona to Madrid with comfortable journey. The front of the train looks like the beak of the duck and it is often called as POTA (duck in Spanish). This train gives the passengers the utmost comfort with the latest technology. The train is divided into three sections- Club class, first class and Bristo class. It has all facilities like audio visual system, reading books and other obvious requirements.

7. THSR 700T Taiwan

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Top Speed: 335 km/h

The Taiwan high speed rail or THSR was developed based on the Shinkansen bullet train in Japan. The Japanese company Kawasaki, Nippon Sharyo and Hitachi Ltd built this train. The most important feature of this train includes 66 business class seats and standard car seats. It is first high speed train which connects the Taipei and Zuoying which is the shortest high speed train route in the world.

6. KTX 2 South Korea

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Top Speed: 352 km/h

The KTX sancheon is a high rail system of South Korea and opened by korail in 2010. This train’s technology was based on the TGV/LGV train system of France. It is the first commercial high speed train in South Korea and connects the Seoul station to Busan via Daejeon and Daegunnects. There are 935 seats per vehicle and more than 150000 people using this train. It is not meant for only luxurious travelling but also gives a special attention toward the passenger security such as fire detector.

5. Japan Shinkasen

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Top Speed: 442 km/h

Shinkasen is also known as Bullet train. The compartments are categorized in class and railway passes are also applicable. They provide a great service with approximate 323 trains a day and a holding capacity of around 14 million annually. This train has a record of no passenger injuries due to any kind of accident.

4. German Transrapid TR 09

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Top Speed: 449 km/h

The super-fast Transrapid TR 09 was built by the German company Siemens and Thyssen Krupp. It is a type of monorail which works on the principle of Longtator linear motor magnetically levitating technology. It is a latest invention which has a maximum speed with low power consumption which connects the Shanghai to Pudong. It has a special feature which reduces the interior noise level in the train.

3. CRH 380 A China

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Top Speed: 482 km/h

CRH 380 A is the fastest train in China which connects the Shanghai to Hangzhou. It was launched in 2010 and has different class with premier quality. It provides a very easy and comfortable journey from Beijing to Shanghai. This train was made by Chinese engineers and inventors and the average speed of the train is 217 mph.

2. TGV POS France

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Top Speed: 575 km/h

TGV POS is the fastest train in France. Its top speed was recorded during a trip from Paris to Strasbourg. It is owned by the French national railway corporation but the line is the part of rail Europe which expand from north and east of France to Mediterranean Sea. This train is not for public use.

1. Japan JR Maglev MLX01

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Top Speed: 581 km/h

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Japan again shows his power with the fastest train in the world which works on the magnetic levitation technology. It is manufactured by central Japan railway company and railway technical research institute. There are many trains in Maglev series but it has the best design with superconducting magnets. This train is not for public use and its routes are not declared yet.

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