The Fastest Trains in the World

As roads and airports get slower, trains go ever faster. Countries like China, Japan, Germany and France are introducing some of the fastest trains in the world and making train journey a beauty. Train transportation is becoming more popular around the world thanks to those fastest trains. The beauty of high-speed trains is that they provide a decent alternative to air. You have the opportunity to travel hundreds of miles in a comparatively low cost. Let's take a look at some of the fastest trains in the world.

1. CRH380A, China

With a top speed of 302 mph, China's CRH380A is the number one fastest train in the world. The CRH380A is a Chinese electric high-speed train that was developed by China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation Limited (CSR).

2. Transrapid TR-09, Germany

Germany's Transrapid TR-09 is the second fastest train in the world with a top speed of 279 mph. It's a high-speed monorail train that uses magnetic levitation (mag-lev) technology.

3. Shinkansen, Japan

Japan's Shinkansen comes third in the ranking of the fastest trains in the world with a top speed of 275 mph. Shinkansen is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan operated by four Japan Railways Group companies.

4. Magnetic Levitation, China

Shanghai's Magnetic Levitation (maglev) train has a top speed of 270 mph. The train floats above its tracks using magnetic power and covers an 18-mile trip from downtown to the airport in just 8 minutes.

 5. TGV Reseau, France

The French-owned TGV Reseau (TGV-R) were built by Alstom and are based on the earlier TGV Atlantique. The train can run up to 236.12 mph speed.

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