Top 10 Fastest Trains In The World That Everyone Should Know About
Today, you will find out what are the fastest trains in the world, what are their maximum speeds, and in which countries they operate. Here is the list of the top 10 fastest trains in the world.
Top 10 fastest trains in the world
Shanghai Maglev, China
The world’s fastest train is Shanghai Maglev. The train hits 431 km/hr (268 mph). The train costs around 50 yuan (about $8) per person, per ride, which makes it one of the most expensive tickets. It runs nearly 19 miles from Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport to the Longyang metro station in Shanghai, China.
Fuxing Hao CR400AF/BF, China
Fuxing Hao CR400AF/BF is the second fastest train in the world. The train has a speed of 249 mph. With a capacity for over 550 passengers, it runs between Shanghai and Beijing in just five hours.
Harmony CRH 380A, China
The third fastest train in the world is also from China. Harmony CRH 380A has a speed of 236 MPH. The Harmony CRH 380A is also the second-fastest operating wheeled train in the world. The seats are equipped with LED screens, power outlets, and reading lamps.
Shinkansen H5 and E5, Japan
The fourth-fastest train in the world is from Japan. It has a speed of 224 mph. The H5 and E5 series of Shinkansen are two of the newer bullet trains on Japan’s tracks.
AGV Italo, Italy
At 223 mph, AGV Italo holds the distinction of being the fastest train in Europe and the fifth-fastest train in the world. It was built by Alstom AGV. The compartments have luxurious leather seats.
The train connects Turin, Milan, Bologna, Rome, Naples and Salerno. The train has a speed of over 220 mph, with over 72 daily connections between the cities. The components of the train are nearly 100 per cent renewable and sustainable.
Haramain Western Railway, Saudi Arabia
At 217 mph, Haramain Western Railway is the seventh fastest train in the world. It links the Muslim holy cities of Medina and Mecca.
Deutsche Bahn ICE, Germany
At 205 mph, Deutsche Bahn ICE is the eighth fastest train in the world. The train connects Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Stuttgart, and other major German cities.
Eurostar e320, The United Kingdom
Eurostar e320 was unveiled by Siemens in 2015. At 200 mph, it is the ninth fastest train in the world. The train can carry 900 passengers in comfort.
Al Boraq, Morocco
Al Boraq is the tenth fastest train in the world. It is a 198 mph rail service between Casablanca and Tangier, operated by ONCF in Morocco.
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