Trains is one of the most popular land transportation means. With the development of technology, people can make High Speed Rail that used for fastest train in the world. Europeans and Asians currently operate the fastest high speed trains in the world, regularly commuting on trains such as the Shanghai Maglev and Harmony CRH 380A. We are listing the Top 5 high speed trains of the world.
5. Talgo 350 (T350)
Talgo 350, which initially entered service with the name RENFE AVE Class 10, achieved a maximum speed of 365kmph during its trial run. The train has a maximum operational speed of 350kmph. This train travels in Spain between the pathway of Madrid-Barcelona lines. 46 such trains are lending their services in the country. The front look of the trains resemble of some duck’s beak, quite long.
T350 was developed by Patentes Talgo (Tren Articulado Ligero Goicoechea Oriol) and manufactured by Patentes Talgo in collaboration with Bombardier Transportation.
Commonly known as El Pato (meaning The Duck in Spanish), the train has been operating on the Madrid-Zaragoza-Lleida section of the Madrid-Barcelona line in Spain since 2005. There are currently more than 46 operating trains of the series in the country.
4. Siemens Velaro E / AVS 103
This is currently one of the fastest running bullet trains in the world. It achieved a whopping speed of about 400kmph during its test trips in Spain.But taking up the cautious measures it is run at 350 km/hr. It takes mere 2:30 hours to cover a distance of 504 km. It has 8 passenger cabins in which 404 people can travel at a time.
The train was ordered by Spanish National Railways Renfe, and operates on the Barcelona-Madrid line. It was delivered in July 2005 and began operations in June 2007.
The design of the multiple-unit train was founded on the latest developments of the successful ICE 3 trainset designed for Deutsche Bahn.
3. AGV Italo
AGV Italo is the first train in the AGV Series which entered into service in April 2012. It has a maximum operational speed of 360kmph.
The train is fitted with traction system that broke a record speed of 574.8kmph in April 2007.
Considered to be the most modern train in Europe, AGV Italo was built by Alstom. The train currently runs on the Napoli – Roma – Firenze – Bologna – Milano corridor.
The train complies with the European TSI interoperability standard, which includes safety, reliability and availability, health, environmental protection and technical compatibility.
2. Harmony CRH 380A
This is the second fastest train in the world which runs in China. It’s maximum operational speed is 380 km/h. During the trial it created a record by running at a speed of 416.6 km/h. It is made up of light weight aluminium metal. It’s front part looks like a fish. 494 passengers can travel trhough it with the vibration free technology it inherits. Each passenger can avail the facilities of reading lamp, power port and electronic display.
The CRH 380A was put into operation in October 2010. It operates from Beijing to Shanghai and provides daily service along Wuhan to Guangzhou route.
The vibration free train was constructed by CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock. Its high design speed is a result of research carried out at various Chinese universities.
1. Shanghai Maglev
Shanghai Maglev tops the list with its maximum operational speed of 430 km/h and average speed of 251 kmph. The Maglev started commercial operations in April 2004. It runs on the 30.5 km Shanghai Maglev Line, which is the first commercially operated high-speed magnetic levitation line, extending from Longyang Road Station of Metro Line 2 and ending at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. At a time 574 passengers can travel throug it. But the price of ticket is matter of concern for many which ranges from $ 8 to $ 16.
Shanghai Maglev is owned and operated by Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development Co. (SMTDC). The train was constructed by a joint venture of Siemens and ThyssenKrupp.