High speed rail which mostly designed for passenger travel and at some extent for carrying certain types of freight service operates significantly faster than the normal speed of rail traffic. Such systems are notable for their high speed and functions as well as making world records. The following are highlighted high- speed trains.
Shinkansen (in Japan)
The Shinkansen, the bulltet train, is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan. It started with 210 km/h (130mph) Tōkaidō Shinkansen in 1964, the current 2,459 km long network has expanded to connect most major cities on the islands of Honshu and Kyushhu at speeds up to 300km/h.
AVE (in Spain)
Alta velocidal Espanola (AVE) speeds up to 300 km/h (186 mph) on dedicated track in Spain.
Alta velocidal Espanola (AVE) speeds up to 300 km/h (186 mph)
KTX (in Korea)
The KTX (Korea Train Express) is a high-speed rail system, which connects the capital Seoul to Busan and Mokpo. The train has a top speed of 350 km/h, limited to 305 km/h for the original KTX-I trainsets.
Korea Train eXpress (KTX)
380A (in China)
380A train has the maximum operating speed of 380 km per hour during its unveiling ceremony in Changchun in May 27, 2010. The train will run for the first time on the Beijing-Shanghai high speed railway.
China's fastest high speed train "380A" welcomes its first batch of visitors
MLU 001 (in Japan)
The MLU-001, a new prototype, combines retractable pneumatic tires at lower speeds with magnetic levitation at speeds which reach 323 mph.
The Japanese MLU 001 on its U-shaped guideway at the Miyazaki Test Track.
Shanghai Maglev Train (in China)
The Shanghai Maglev Train is a magnetic levitation train line near Shanghai, China. It is famous for being the first commercial high-speed maglev line worldwide. In 2003, a Maglev vehicle achieved a Chinese record speed of 501 km/h (311mph).
The Shanghai Maglev Train
China has many model versions like CHR, CHR1, CHR2, CHR3, CHR4, and CHR5.
TR 07 (in Germany)
The TR-07 is the high-speed system nearest to commercial readiness. It is under consideration for a high-speed link between Hamburg and Berlin and between downtown Pittsburgh and the airport.
TR 07 sped up to 434.9 km/h in 1989.
TGV (in France)
TGV which was created by Alstom tacked the Strabourg-Paris route and beat the world railway speed record at 574,8km/h. The train now has oversized wheels, motors with a power of 19,6 megawatts, 25,000 horsepower. It rolls on converted track whose electric feed will be of 31,000 volts against the usual 27,500.
TGV was created by Alstom and christened the V 150 – for 150 meters per second
High Speed Train Between Madrid and Barcelona Cuts Into the Air Shuttle Service
High Speed Eupopean Rail Network
One day trip from Milan without a car: Bologna with the High Speed Train