The Top 7 Fastest Trains in The World

1. Siemens Velaro E/AVs 103: 400 kmph

One of the world’s fastest-speed trains is the Siemens Velaro, which has its origins in Spain. During its test run in Spain, it reached a speed of roughly 400 kph. However, the maximum operating speed is 350 kmph. On the Barcelona-Madrid railway, the rain runs.

2. L0 Series Maglev: 374 mph

This Japanese train, which is presently undergoing testing and development by the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central), is the fastest rail vehicle on land, reaching 374 mph. Even if it would seem alluring to purchase a ticket to Tokyo, remember that this train is still being built for frequent commercial usage. Before being extended to Osaka, the first section (from Tokyo to Nagoya) is scheduled to open in 2027. When finished, the L0 Series will have a top operational speed of 310 mph, allowing it to travel more than 300 miles from Tokyo’s Shinagawa Station to Osaka in one hour and seven minutes.

3. TGV POS: 357 mph

TGV Pos, which is run by the French Rail Company, travels at a speed of 200 mph between Paris, Eastern France, and Southern Germany. With a top speed of 357 mph, the TGV Pos set the record for being the fastest train in the world in 2007.

4. Shanghai Maglev: 267 mph

One of the world’s fastest trains and with some of the most expensive tickets is the Shanghai Maglev. It starts at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai and terminates at Longyang Metro Station outside of Shanghai. The magnetic levitation system allowed the train to travel its whole route in about seven minutes.

5. HEMU-430X: 262 mph

Although the HEMU-430X from South Korea was designed to travel at a top speed of 267 mph, it only managed to reach 262 mph (421.4 km/h) in March 2013. The train offered South Korea some bragging rights: It is now the fourth nation in the world (after France, Japan, and China) to construct a train that speeds over 261 mph (420 km/h). However, it may have fallen short of expectations (at least so far).

6. Fuxing Hao CR400AF/BF: 260 mph

A well-deserved place on this list goes to China’s Fuxing Hao (also known as Fuxing or the CR series EMU), which normally travels at up to 220 mph. However, during testing, it hit an astonishing 260 mph. In China, the Fuxing Hao travels on a number of high-speed lines, including the well-known route connecting Beijing and Shanghai.

7. Frecciarossa 1000: 245 mph

China may be the dominant country on this list, but Italy’s Frecciarossa 1000 (also known as ETR 400) cruises through tourist hotspots including Milan, Florence, Rome, and Venice at astounding speeds. The Frecciarossa 1000 purportedly hit a top speed of 245 mph (393.8 km/h) in 2016, despite Italy’s 190 mph speed limit on trains.

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