This article is about the fastest train in the world with speed so high, within a matter of minutes they take you to other major connecting cities.
The speed of a train is only limited by technology, unlike their road counterparts; Trains are much safer & comfortable to travel.
With the latest invention of Maglev trains, we only expect it to improve further.
Recently, Japan tested its fastest ALPHA-X train in 2016 and is expected to start its operation from 2046.
These are 10 most fastest train in the world:
10. Alstom Euroduplex
French railway’s company SNCF operates the train and is designed & manufactured by the Alstom railway company.
This train is the third series of high-speed duplex TGV trains.
The weight is much lesser and with much-improved aerodynamics.
In December 2011, the train began operating and could carry 1020 travelers at a moment. It connects the French, Swiss, German and Luxembourg highspeed rail networks.
9. SNCF TGV Duplex
At a journey time that is the fastest in France, this train can achieve a peak of 198.8 mph & operational crusing speed around 190 mph.
This train was launched in December 2011 by the railway corporation SNCF.
This is the largest double-decker train with 508 seating capacity. It is fully environmentally friendly and 90 percent recyclable.
SNCF-operates trains are the fifth fastest in Europe with Train à Grande Vitesse (TGV).
The trains in the series have been in operation since 1981 and can operate at a speed of 320 km/h.
The world record in conventional rail trains has broken down for 574.8kph with a TGV-train set called V150.
Alstom and Bombardier produce TGV highspeed railway units.
8. FS Class ETR 500
Trains working on the high-speed line between Turin and Salerno in Italy are running at 300 kph, better known as Elettro Treno Rapido 500 (ETR 500) Frecciarossa (Red Arrow).
The high-speed railways have been modernized and have a maximum velocity of 360 kph for the ETR 500.
TREno Veloce Italiana (TREVI), the Consortium of Alstom, Bombardier, and AnsaldoBreda, operates the trains.
The ETR 500 was launched in 2008 and comprises 11 air-conditioned carriages each with two locomotives.
The super-trains are fitted to provide total comfort through climate control and noise isolation and comfortable ergonomic seats.
The daily fleet of trains covers around 88 stations.
7. E5 Series Shinkansen Hayabusa
The East Japan Railway Company operates one of the fastest high-speed rail services in Japan.
On 5 March 2011, the train started functioning. It has a line of 444.28 miles from Tokyo to Aomori with a high speed of 198.8 mph, which it covers exact 2 hours and 56 minutes.
The Shinkansen H5 and E5 series are two of Japan’s newest bullet trains and the country’s fastest.
6. ICE 3
ICE 3 is the fourth fastest train in Europe operating up to a speed of 330 kph and is a variant of Deutsche Bahn’s Intercity Express Trains.
Bombardier operates these trains in collaboration with Siemens designs and manufactures the trains in the series the Deutsche Bahn and Nederlandse Spoorwegen.
Half of the axles of the train are driven, and designers have spread traction gear over the entire distance of the train under the seating floor.
They equip the trains with bogie jacks and fasteners, allowing for a reduction of rolling resistance of about 10 percent.
The German highly futuristic InterCity Express train runs between Berlin and Munich but plans to travel on multiple routes like Frankfurt to London thereafter.
Not so long ago, ICE 3 was the fastest train in the world before our Top 5 highspeed trains took over.
5. Talgo 350 HSR
Talgo 350 is the third fastest train in Europe and the 6th fastest in the world, with 46 stations in operation in Spain, and is commonly known as El Pato (Duck in Spanish).
The T350 operates at 350 kph, but during a test run, it reached a maximum speeds of 365 kph.
From the Madrid-Zaragoza-Lleida section of the Madrid-Barcelona highspeed rail line in Spain, it began to operate from 2005 and was originally developed as RENFE AVE class 10.
It is manufactured by Patentes Talgo (Tren Articulado Ligero Goicoechea Oriol) collaboration with Bombardier Transportation.
The train is fitted by a natural tilting system and comprises 2 cars with 12 coaches.
Designers had to intend the front end specifically for aerodynamic resistance prevention.
4. AVE Class 103
The AVE Class 103 is a high-speed train commercially operated by state-owned RENFE railway, which serves as an AVE service in Spain.
This train is the second part of the Velaro family that was built by Siemens.
The second fastest train in Europe and the fifth-fastest in the globe is Siemens Velaro E, widely recognized in Spain as AVS 103.
The design of the train is focused on the further development of ICE 3 trainset on the Deutsche Bahn.
The standard working speed of the Siemens Velaro E is around 350 kph.
During its test ride on the Madrid-Barcelona line in 2006, it created a record of 403.7 kph for series production trains.
The train began working in 2006 with full operation in snow and ice.
3. AGV Italo
The first train in the AGV Series, Automotrice Grande Vitesse Italo, is now the fastest train operating in Europe and the world’s fourth-fastest train.
During its test run in April 2007, AGV Italo operated at the East European highspeed line and broke a record speed of 574.8 kph.
They inaugurated the train on April 2012 and is the most advanced train in Europe, with 98 percent of its recyclable parts and a 15 percent lower lifecycle and energy costs.
AGV Italio stands out among other European trains in this Top 10 fastest train in the world.
2. China Railway CRH380A
The CRH 380A is the world’s second-fastest working china highspeed train service.
This multi-unit electric train can attain a maximum velocity of 236.12 mph in commercial services.
But during initial trials, it topped a record velocity of 258.58 mph.
In October 2010, the Chinese train operated the CRH 380A routinely on the Shanghai-Nanjing path.
This train is manufactured by the CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock Company.
The aluminum alloy body CRH 380A is low weight and has a fish-head like aerodynamic design in the front.
This remarkable train structure could lower aerodynamic resistance.
The “Harmony” CRH 380A bogies are also free of vibration & sound.
The cabin capacity can accommodate 494 travelers with facilities like e-display, a reading lamp, an electric port, and a VIP sightseeing section close driver’s seat.
1. Shanghai Maglev: 267.8 mph
Shanghai Maglev, with a maximum operating speed of 267.8 mph, is the fastest train in China & World.
Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development Co. operates this service.
Maglev is an abbreviation for Magnetic Levitation or flotation in the magnetic field of an object.
Shanghai Maglev is doesn’t have wheels and floats between the train and the track on the magnetic ground.
This electromagnetic push allows the magnetic levitation train to travel over the path with the powerful magnates, as no train-track contact occurs.
In just 4 minutes, Shanghai Maglev could achieve its high speed of 267.8 mph.
German corporations built Shanghai Maglev Siemens and ThyssenKrupp.
The Shanghai maglev public service began its service on 1 January 2004.
It operates between Pudong International Airport and Outskirts of Shanghai Long Yang Road.
Shanghai maglev train has a total capacity of 574 passengers.
The entire journey of 20 miles (32.19 km), Shanghai Maglev takes only 7 minutes and 20 seconds.
This was a list for the Top 10 fastest train in the world in 2019.
Technology had improved exponentially since the great Thomas Savery invented the first steam engine & Rudolf Diesel invented diesel engine.
Also, respect of special thanks to that father-son duo George Stephenson who built first Steam engine based locomotive.
From that moment, we have gone from the fastest American steam locomotive to the fastest Maglev.
These are only the fastest among all trains in the world; The future is dazzling for these track-based long caravans.
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