World Amazing Stuff: World's fastest trains

World's fastest trains

(01)  Shanghai Maglev Train, China

The Shanghai Maglev Train top operating speed is 268mph and makes it faster than any NASCAR, Indy, or Formula One race car. The record speed is 311mph and which launch in the year 2003.

(02)  CRH380, China

China has accelerated to develop the world’s largest and busiest high-speed rail network in less than a decade. Its 5,800 miles of fast trains carry nearly half a billion passengers per year. The CRH380 and its various iterations are all capable of running at a maximum 236 mph on high-speed main lines. Operating speed of this train is 217mph; record speed 303mph and which launch in the year 2010.

(03)  ICE 3, Germany

While Germany makes many of the world’s fastest trains, the launch of its own high-speed rail were delayed a decade by legal battles with environmentalists and other groups. The super-swift InterCity Express (ICE3) currently runs between Frankfurt and Cologne in the Rhine Valley. Operating speed of this train is 199mph; record speed is 229mph and which launch in the year 2000.

(04)  Shinkansen E5, Japan

Japan’s famous bullet trains come in many different shapes and styles, none faster than the new Shinkansen E5. Operating speed of Shinkansen E5 is 199mph; record speed is 223mph and launch in the year of 2011.

(05)  TGV POS, France

one of the first nations to leap onto the high-speed bandwagon, France introduced its revolutionary Train à Grande Vitesse (TGV) in 1981.The operating speed of this train is 199mph; Record speed is 357 mph and launch in 2008. The POS set a world speed record for travel on conventional rails of 357.2mph during test runs in 2007.

(06)  AVE Series 103, Spain

Spain’s Alta Velocidad Española (AVE) service is known for its duck-billed Talgo trains. Over the past two decades, Spain has transformed its rail service from one of Western Europe’s slowest and least efficient into the continent’s largest high-speed network, spanning 1,900 miles and nearly every major Spanish city. The operating speed is 193mph; the record speed is 250mph and launch in the year 2006.

(07)  Sancheon (KTX2), South Korea

Korail’s high speed Sancheon trains make the trip between Seoul and the southern port cities of Busan and Mokpo in less than three hours. Manufactured by Hyundai, the trains take nearly seven minutes to accelerate from zero to 190 miles per hour but need just 1.2 minutes to come to a complete stop. The KTX3 will have a maximum speed of 250 mph when it debuts in 2015. Operating speed is 190 mph; record speed is 217 mph and launch in the year 2010.

(08)  ETR 500 Frecciarossa (Red Arrow) and ETR 575 AGV, Italy 

Italy offers two competing high-speed rail services—the public Red Arrow and the private Automotrice à Grande Vitesse (AGV)—on the same tracks. The trains already connect Turin, Milan. Operating speed of this train is 186 mph; record speed is 211 mph
And launch in the year 2008.

(09)  Eurostar Class 373, Britain, France and Belgium

Thinking of flying from London to Paris? Think again: the Eurostar makes the trip in two hours and 16 minutes, with no airport security hassles. The longest and fastest train in regular service in the British Isles, the Class 373 operates via the Channel Tunnel between three beautiful train stations: London’s restored St. Pancras Station, the Gare du Nord in Paris, and South Station in Brussels. The train also stops at Disneyland Paris, and there are seasonal routes to Avignon and the French Alps. Italian design firm Pininfarina is currently updating the interiors of all 373s.

(10) THSR 700T, Taiwan

The aerodynamically optimized trains of Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) rocket down the island’s west coast between the capital, Taipei, and the industrial city of Kaohsiung in 90 to 100 minutes.