Trains are the very important part of the land transport. Due to change in the technologies, trains are getting better and faster which is very helpful for the peoples for their travelling. Here is the list of top 10 fastest trains in the world is:
10. THSR 700T, 186.4mph, Taiwan
The train started its service on 5th January 2007 between Kaohsiung and Taipei city. THSR shorten the journey from 4.30 hours to 90minutes to reach the destination. It reaches its speed from 0 to highest one in just 15minutes. The train built in Japan by the consortium of three companies-Hitachi, Nippon Sharyo and Kawasaki heavy industries having a capacity of 923seats in standard class and 66seats in business class.
9. ETR 500 Frecciarossa Train, 186.4mph, Italy
This train is the fastest train service in Italy with a maximum speed of 186.4mph operated by Trenitalia Company and built by a built by a consortium of AnsaldoBreda, Bombardier, and Alstom manufacturing companies. The train is a modernized version of ETR 500 Italian high-speed train. This train is totally sound proof and offers free Wi-Fi.
8. SNCF TGV Duplex, 198.8mph, France
This train can achieve a maximum speed of 198.8mph at a time which is the fastest one in the France. This train operates by the SNCF railway company and started the service in December 2011. With 508seating capacity, it is the fastest double deck train. It is totally eco-friendly and a recyclability rate of 90%.
7. Alstom Euroduplex, 198.8mph, France
The train operated by the French railway company SNCF and designed by the Alstom railway company. They are the third series of TGV duplex high-speed trains. It is much less in weight and has much-improved aerodynamics. The train started the service in December 2011 and can transport 1020 passengers at a time. It connects the rail network between French, Swiss, German and Luxembourg.
6. E5 Series Shinkansen Hayabusa, 198.8mph, Japan
It is the fastest high-speed train service in Japan, operated by the East Japan railway company. The train started service on 5th March 2011. It has a line between Tokyo and Aomori (distance-444.28 miles), with a top speed of 198.8mph covers in just 2hours and 56minutes. It has three classes–standard (658seats), green (55seats) and gran classes (18seats).
5. Talgo 350, 217.4mph, Spain
This high-speed train can achieve a maximum speed of 217.7mph during at a time. It’s known as ‘PATO’ in Spain, named after its duck beak like the design from the front. Divided into four classes: club class, First class, Bistro class and Coach Class. All class having a recycling comfortable seat with foot rest. It’s operated by the state run railway company.
4. Siemens Velaro E/AVS 103, 217.4mph, Spain
Velaro train named as AVS 103 in Spain. During its trial, it achieved a top speed of 250.83mph. The train manufactured by the German engineering company Siemens, the Spanish version of E-high speed trains runs between the Barcelona to Madrid in just 2.30 hours.
3. AGV Italo, 223.6mph, Italy
With a speed of 223.6mph, AGV Italo is the fastest train in the Europe. It started the service in April 2007. In the early test, AVG set a record speed of 356.6mph, manufactured by the Alstom Company. 98% of the train is recyclable which is great eco-friendly and have a live television and free Wi-fi. It has a line between Rome and Naples.
2. Harmony CRH 380A, 236.12mph, China
The second number fastest train in the world which is the manufactured by the Rolling Stock Company and CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive. It sets a record speed of 258.58mph during its initial tests. In commercial service, this train can achieve a maximum speed of 236.12mph. The train having a capacity of 494 passengers at a time and have low weight aluminium alloy body.
1. Shanghai Maglev, 267.8 mph, China
It’s a magnetic levitation train which runs from Longyang Road station in Pudong to Pudong International airport. The train began to construction on 1 March 2001 and start public service commercial on 1 January 2014. The complete distance is 30 km and at full speed, a train takes 7minutes 20 seconds to reach at the other end. It can reach 217mph in just 2 minutes, with the maximum speed of 268mph.