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10 Fastest Trains In The World

1. CRH380A
The speed of the world’s fastest train is 302.8mph and is powered by 25 kV AC overhead electrical system. This China based train is manufactured by CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock Company. It can carry up to 494 passengers and its route is from Shanghai to Nanjing and Shanghai to Hangzhou.
2. TR-09
This German train uses magnetic levitation system. It can move at a speed of 279.5mph and is powered by 50-100kW electric current.
3. Shinkasen
It is Japan based train which can attain a max speed of 275.2mph. it is powered by 25,000 V AC electrification system. It is operating in Japan since 1964.
4. TGV Reseau
It has a top speed of 236.12mph and is powered by 25 kV AC, 1500 V DC electrification system. It is French train which can carry up to 377 passengers.

5. KTX 2
The manufacturer of this train is Hyundai Rotem but is operated by KOrail since 2009. Although, it can attain a top speed of 218mph but it operates around 190mph for security reason. It is powered by 25 kV/60 Hz AC Catenaries. It is a South-Korea based train.
6. THSR 700T
It is a Taiwan based train and can move up to a speed as high as 208mph (335.50 km/h). It can house 989 passengers and is powered by 25 kV/60 Hz AC electrification system.
7. AVE Talgo-350
Touching a speed as high as 205 mph, this train connects Madrid-Barcelona and Madrid-Valladolid. The origin of this train is in Spain and it uses 25 kV 50 Hz electrification systems.
8. Eurostar
It is a UK based train and carries about 900 passengers daily. It links UK and France and moves inside long channel tunnels. The max speed which can be attained by this train is around 199 mph. it is powered by 25 kV 50 Hz.
9. ETR-500
ETR stands for Elettero Treno Rapido and it operates in Italy since 1993. The max speed of this train is around 190 mph. it is powered by 3 kV DC, 25 kV 50 Hz AC and ETR-500 takes just 60 minutes to cover the distance from center of Bologna to Milan.
10. HSL 1
The top speed attained by this one is around 186 mph and it is operating in Belgium since December 1997. It is powered by 25 kV 50 Hz Ohle railway electrification systems.
10 Fastest Trains In The World Reviewed by Sam on April 11, 2012 Rating: 5 1. CRH380A The speed of the world’s fastest train is 302.8mph and is powered by 25 kV AC overhead electrical system. This China based train ...

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