Have you ever imagined what is the speed of the fastest trains in the world? Which country has the fastest train in the world? If the answer to the question is yes, you are at the right place at the right time. We will help you know more about the fastest train speed and the country to which /they belong and you might be fortunate if the fastest train belongs to your country and you can be proud of it.
The first train in the list of the fastest trains in the world is Shanghai Maglev Train. It is the fastest commercial train in the world with a top speed of 431Km/h. The fastest train in the world connects Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Longyang Road Station. It took almost 3 years for completing the tracks for the fastest train in the world.
The fastest train has a speed of 153m and a height of 4.2m and a width of 3.7m width. The fastest train in China and also in the world has a capacity of 574 passengers. The fastest train achieved a record speed of 501 km/h during its non-commercial run.
Fuxing Hao CR400AF/BF
Fuxing Hao CR400AF/BF is a series of high-speed trains being run by Chinese Railway high speed. Fuxing Hao CR400 is at number two in the list of fastest trains in the world. The train is capable of carrying 556 passengers at one go. CR4000AF and CR400BF are two different models. The train has a clocked a top speed of 420km/h.
For commercial purposes, the trains have an average speed of 350km/h. The Chinese trains are about 209m long, 3360mm wide, and 4060 mm high.
Shinkansen H5 and E5
The second-fastest Japanese train is from the Shinkansen series. These trains have a top speed of 400km/h and for commercial purposes, their speed is fixed at 320km/h. One of the fastest bullet train in Japan came into existence in March 2016. The trains have a seating capacity of 735 passengers.
The Japanese bullet train is also known as Hayabusa. The trains have facilities like a reclining chair, built-in seat reading lights, and a foldable dining table.
The Italo and Frecciarossa
The Italo and Frecciarossa are the fastest trains in Italy and number 4 in the list of fastest trains in the world. Italo the fastest train in Italy has a top speed of 360 km/h and an operational speed of 300km/h. Frescciarossa has an operating speed of 300km/h as well however it can reach up to a speed of 400km/h giving tough competition to the fastest bullet train in Japan.
The fastest trains in Italy run on 2 lines, the first between Turin to Salerno and second between Turin and Venice.
Renfe AVE is the fastest train in Spain and number 5 in our list of fastest trains in the world. The train has a top speed of 349km/h and an operational speed of 300km/h. It is a high-speed rail operated by Renfe a Spanish Railway company. The AVE system is the longest high-speed rail network in Spain and the second-largest high-speed rail network in the work after China.
The high-speed rail network has transported a record 21.3 million passengers in 2018.
Haramain Western Railway
Haramain Western Railway is the fastest high-speed rail in Saudi Arabia and sixth amongst the fastest trains in the world. It has a top speed of 349km/h and an operational speed of 300km/h. The links he holy cities of Mecca and Medina and is expected to carry over 60million passengers in a year.
The project for the fastest high-speed rail in Saudi Arabia started in March 2009 and became operational to the public on 11 October 2018.
Deutsche Bahn ICE 4
The ICE 4 is the name given to high-speed rail for Deutsche Bahn. It features t number 7 in the list of fastest trains in the world. The fastest train in Deutsche Bahn has a top speed of 330km/h, however, the operation speed is limited to 250km/h.
The seating capacity of the trains is 830 and are ten cars long.
Korail KTX I the high-speed rail network on South Korea. Korail KTX is the fastest train in South Korea and number 8 in the list of fastest trains in the world. The fastest train of South Korea has a top speed of 305km/h. for their regular service. The KTX services were launched on 1 April 2004.
Eurostar e320 and TGV
Eurostar is the high-speed rail network connecting London and Amsterdam, Avignon, Brussels, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Disneyland Paris, Lille, Fréthun, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, and Rotterdam. The trains run between the United Kingdom and France through the channel tunnel. The trains have a top speed of 320 km/h.
Thalys is a high-speed train running between Paris and Brussels. They share their track with Eurostar trains. The trains operate at a speed of 300km/h. The train operates on standard gauge. The trains have 52% of customers are from the leisure market; 48% from the business market. These trains allow children below 12 years to travel alone unlike many other trains.