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Top 10 Fastest Trains In The World

Top 10 Fastest Trains In The World

What's Fastest train In the World


It has become a myth that traveling by train takes longer than flying. With high-speed rail and bullet trains across Europe and Asia, getting from point A to point B is easier than ever. It has the potential to save people time as well as money.

Let's see what are the top 10 fastest trains in the world today.

Please note that this list is based on including test run.

The World's Top 10 Fastest Trains (Base On Test Runs)


10. Talgo 350 - Top Speed - 350km/h (217mp/h)

Talgo 350 Train

Talgo 350 is manufactured by Talgo and provides power car technology with Adtrans (later Bombardier Transport). Talgo 350 train was intended for a top speed of 330km/h (210 mp/h).

In experiments with the prototype unit, on October 11, 2002, the speed limit was increased to 362km/h (225mp/h). Type approval tests began in 2004. During the approved tests, a new record of 365 kilometers per hour (227 miles per hour) was set on the morning of June 26, 2004. Talgo 350, Once the train control system stabilizes ETCS level 2, the train can cover a distance of 621 km between Madrid and Barcelona in 2 hours and 30 minutes with a top speed of 330 km/h (210mp/h).


09. AGV - Top Speed 360km/h (220mp/h)

AGV Italo Top Speed

The AGV is a standard measuring, high-speed, electric multi-unit train designed and built by Alstom.

Alstom offers AGVs in seven to fourteen configurations that can seat 245 to 446 people. Maximum commercial speed is 360 km/h.

The train was designed in the early 2000s and has a prototype called the Pegasus, which was produced in 2008. Italo currently uses only the fastest Alstom AGV train. The same train uses the same transection system. World Train Speed ​​Record April 3, 2007 574.8 km/h.


08. Siemens Velaro E - Top Speed 403.7km/h ( 250.8mp/h)

Siemens Velaro E Train top Speed

Siemens Velaro is a family of high speed electric multi-train trains built by Siemens in Germany, Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Spa Spain, China, Russia and Turkey.

The Velaro E is a version of the Velaro family used by RENFE for operations in Spain. In 2001, Renfe ordered 16 Valeros named the AVE Class 103.

The train covers a distance of 621 km (386 miles) on the Barcelona-Madrid route(speedup to 310km/h). On July 15, 2006, a train traveling between Guadalajara and Calatayud on the Madrid-Barcelona route reached a top speed of 403.7km/h (250.8mp/h).


07. Frecciarosa 1000 Top Speed 400km/h (250mp/h)

Frecciarosa 1000 top speed

Frecciarosa 1000 train is also known as the ETR 400. The design of the train began in 2008, during which time Bertone carried out significant design work.

The ascending design is a 200-meter-long eight-car single-deck train with a distributed traction and can reach a top speed of 350km/h(217mp/h).

The basic specifications were for the train to meet European high-speed technical standards, with a design commercial speed of 360 (220mp/h), initially 300 km (190mp/h), and Testing up to 400km/h (250mp/h).

The train underwent extensive testing to ensure that it was operating on the Italian high-speed rail network at a speed of 360km/h (220mp/h). In August 2013, tests began on the Genoa-Savona route.

On November 26, 2015, it was reported that one of the ETR 400 eight-car sets reached 389 km/h (242 mph).


06. Fuxing Hao - Top Speed 420km/h (260mp/h)

Fuxing Hao train top speed

Foxing train CR series also known as EMU and Fuxing Hao. In 2007, the Chinese Ministry of Railways drafted a plan for China's future expressway network.

According to the provisions for Chinese standardized EMU research and development, the EMU will receive 600,000 km of experimental verification and optimization.

they began research at the National Railway Testing Center at the Chinese Railway Academy in Beijing, testing up to 160 km/h. On November 18, 2015, the Chinese-standard EMU traveled at a speed of 385km/h and passed the high-speed test of the Datong-Xian passenger rail line.

On July 15, 2016, two standardized EMUs in China traveled in opposite directions at speeds of 420km/h (840 km/h relative to each other) during tests on the Shenzhou-Suzhou Expressway.


05. HEMU-430X - Top Speed 430km/h (430mp/h)

HEMU-430X top Speed

HEMU-430X is a high-speed train from South Korea. A prototype called the HEMU-430X was released in May 2012. The maximum speed of the HEMU-400X is 430km/h (267mp/h).

On March 31, 2013, it was tested at a speed of 421.4km/h. It's make South Korea the fourth country in the world after France, Japan and China to develop a high speed train running over at 420 mp/h.

The main new feature of the train compared to the old South Korean express train is the distributed traction.


04. Shanghai Maglev - Top Speed 431km/h (431mp/h)

World Fastest train

Shanghai Maglev Rail or Shanghai Transrapid is a magnetic levitation train line operating in Shanghai, China. It is the oldest commercial maglev still in operation.

The first commercial expressway, the Maglev, traveled at 431km/h (268mp/h) and has been the fastest train in the world in regular commercial service since its opening in April 2004. 

During a non-commercial test race on November 12, 2003, piloted by Jonathan Texeira, a maglev train reached a Chinese record speed of 501km/h (311mp/h).


03. CRH380A Hexie - Top Speed 486km/h (302mp/h)

CRH380A Hexie top speed


CRH380A Hexie is a Chinese electric high speed train developed by CSR Corporation Limited. CRH380A Hexie is currently manufactured by CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co., Ltd.

The first 8-car train set a top speed of 416.6km/h (258.9mp/h) during the test run. The 16-car long train was able to reach 486.1km/h (302mp/h).

The CRH380A is one of four Chinese rail series. The newly built Chinese expressways are designed for a new operating speed of 380km/h (236mp/h).


02. TGV POS - Top Speed 574.8km/h (357mp/h)

TGV Pos top speed

TGV POS is a TGV train manufactured by Alstom, a French manufacturer, operated by SNCF, a French national railway company on the French National Highways.

On April 3, 2007, a TGV POS train number 4402 set a new world speed record for a train using both power cars on conventional tracks. The train travels at a 574.8km/h(357.2 miles per hour). It set an unofficial speed record of 554.3km/h (344.4mp/h) on February 13, 2007, as part of a series of races that ended with the official reporting effort.


01. LO Series Maglev - Top Speed 603km/h (375mph)

LO Series Maglev top Speed

The L0 Series is a high-speed maglev train developed and tested by the Central Japan Railways. The L0 series uses the SCMaglev system developed by Japan.

A seven-car train set a ground speed record of 603 km/h (375 mp/h) on April 21, 2015.

The train is scheduled to travel between Tokyo (Shinagawa Railway Station) and Nagoya in 40 minutes and between Tokyo and Osaka in 1 hour and 7 minutes at a maximum speed of 500km/h (310mp/h).



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