When choosing a mode of transport, speed is perhaps one of the most crucial factors in a commuter’s mind, after comfort. Yes, planes are most preferred, but when it comes to overall comfort and experience, nothing can beat trains.
People often complain that trains are slow, the argument usually holds in India. But there are some beautiful high-speed trains around the world that are known for their punctuality. Today we will tell you about some of the world’s fastest trains.
JR East E5 – 320 km/h
Made in Japan, the JR East E5 rides on the lines that laid the foundation for Shinkansen, the original bullet train. JR East E5 can clock a maximum speed of 320 kilometers per hour. The train is known for its “active suspension” which allows them to bend at high speeds.
ICE3 – 330 km/h
The Intercity Express trains have been running on the tracks of Germany since 1999. The fastest of these is the ICE3, which reaches a maximum speed of 330 kilometers per hour. The train connects major cities in Germany with Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.
Frecciarossa 1000 – 394 km/h
The Frecciarossa 1000 is an Italian train with a maximum speed of 394 kilometers per hour. The train is available in cities such as Venice, Rome, Milan and Florence.
Fuxing Hao CR400AF/BF – 400 km/h
This train connects the Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai. On an average day, the train takes its travelers to their destination at about 354 kilometers per hour. During test runs, the train once clocked a top speed of 400 kilometers per hour.
Shanghai Maglev – 430 km/h
The train runs from Shanghai and is believed to be the oldest commercial maglev (magnetic levitation) train still flying on the tracks. It can reach a maximum speed of 430 kilometers per hour.
TGV POS – 574 km/h
The TGV POS runs in France and was once the fastest train in the world. It operates in the regions of Paris, eastern France and southern Germany. The train reached a maximum speed of 574 kilometers per hour when the record was made.
L0 Series Maglev – 600 km/h
The L0 Series Maglev is currently in production and manufactured by the Central Japan Railway Company. The train will, according to the claims, reach a maximum speed of 600 kilometers per hour.
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