Sep
28
2011

Top 10 Amazing & Fastest Trains/Rails in the World

Train journey is always a fun,  full of excitement and comfort. Rail or Train transport is very old and till to-date people consider it low-cost, reliable and fast option specially for long routes. With growing technology the engineers also did many inventions in trains and made the fastest trains in the world. Today top10marvels is presenting the list of top 10 fastest trains in the world. Lets have a look…

10. HSL 1, Belgium

HSL 1, Belgium
The maximum speed is around 186 mph and is powered by 25 kV 50 Hz Ohle railway electrification systems. It is using in Belgium since December 1997.

9. ETR-500, Italy

ETR-500, Italy
ETR stands for Elettero Treno Rapido and it is working in Italy since 1993. The top speed attained is around 190 mph. it is powered by 3 kV DC, 25 kV 50 Hz AC and ETR-500.

8. Eurostar, UK

Fastest Train - Eurostar, UK
The Eurostar carries around 900 passenger daily and operates in UK.  It links UK and France and moves inside long channel tunnels. The highest speed which can be attained by this rail is around 199 mph. it is powered by 25 kV 50 Hz.

7. AVE Talgo-350, Spain

AVE Talgo-350, Spain
Basically belongs to Spain with power of 25 kV 50 Hz electrification systems. Its top speed is 205 mph.

6. THSR 700T, Taiwan

THSR 700T, Taiwan
Belongs to Taiwan, touched the highest speed of 208mph. It has the capacity of 989 passengers. It utilize the power of 25 kV/60 Hz AC electrification system.

5. KTX 2, South-Korea

KTX 2, South-Korea
A South Korea based train manufacturer by Hyundai Rotem and operates by Korail since 2009. With maximum speed of 218mph it need the 25 kV/60 Hz AC Catenaries power.

4. TGV Reseau, France

TGV Reseau, France
A French train which can carry up to 377 passengers and powerd by the 25 kV AC, 1500 V DC electrification system. Its highest speed is 236.12mph.

3. Shinkasen, Japan

Shinkasen, Japan
With highest speed of 275.2mph its operating in Japan since 1964. It is powered by 25,000 V AC electrification system

2. TR-09, Germany

TR-09, Germany
A stylish German train runs with magnetic levitation system. It can run with a speed of 279.5mph and is powered by 50-100kW electric current.

 

1. CRH380A, China

CRH380A, China
In technology China stands first, they had made world’s fastest train with highest speed of 302.8mph and is powered by 25 kV AC overhead electrical system. This train is manufactured by CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock Company. It has the capacity to carry 494 passengers and its route is from Shanghai to Nanjing and Shanghai to Hangzhou.


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