Top Five Fast Trains In The World

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Trains are means of transportation in some parts of the world. It is known to be one of the safest. In transportation, speed is very paramount and in this post, we will look at some of the fast trains in the world. Read on.

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Shanghai Maglev – 460 kph/286 mph (China)

Top Five Fast Trains In The World

The Shanghai Maglev is the fastest train in the world travelling at 460 kph or 286 mph. It also travels on magnetic levitation (maglev) rather than steel wheels. The Shanghai Maglev can travel 30 kilometres in just seven and half minutes.

CR400 ‘Fuxing’ — 350 kph/217 mph (China)

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Top Five Fast Trains In The World

China’s CR400 ‘Fuxing’ can also travel at 350 kph or 217 mph. This train can carry about 1200 passengers. It also provides travellers with entertainment, internet access and a place to charge devices. The fastest CR400 trains are currently deployed on the prime Beijing-Shanghai-Hong Kong and Beijing-Harbin routes.

ICE3 — 330 kph/205 mph (Germany)

Top Five Fast Trains In The World

The third fastest train in the world is also deployed in Germany and some other international countries. This train model can travel at 205 mph.

TGV — 320 kph/198.5 mph (France)

Top Five Fast Trains In The World

The next fastest train is mostly used in France. It also travels at 320 kph or 198.5 mph. TGV technology has also been sold to other countries such as Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Morocco, Italy and the United States.

JR East E5 — 320 kph/200 mph (Japan)

Top Five Fast Trains In The World

Japan is the originator of high-speed railways in 1964.  The JR East E5 travels at 320 kph or 200 mph.
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