Top 10 Fastest Trains in the World

As the science is advancing there are more and more facilities becoming available for the luxury and comfort of mankind. Flying on aero plane, getting into the Fastest Trains to enjoy your travel are also one of the wonderful desires of men. The new inventions are indeed the best human being could have created out of their mind. To note , trains have been the oldest way of transport and in start you can well imagine how much was it difficult to run the steam engines to start a train and it was such a slow train that even a person running on his foot could go ahead of him. But now with the advancement of science and technology in the modern era there are many fastest trains which can travel more than 350 Miles per hour or even more than that. Most of them use Maglev technology which helps them get this much fast speeds.

There are other kinds of metro trains too which are now gaining a lot of popularity among growing nations as a inter city fastest way of transportation. Metro trains are designed for small route so they are not that fast. Lets have a look at the really Fastest trains in the World.

 

10.ICE V

 

ICE V

ICE V

ICE V also known as Inter City Experimental Train which was first started in 1988 to interlink European states for the ease of transportation. The ICE V has two passenger locomotives with it and it has the high speeds of 282.8mph (406.9kph) and thus for the very first time in history made the record of the fastest train in the world on May 1st 1988. The train is 372 feet long and can travel 350kph for more passenger locomotives too.

9.Transrapid 06

 

Transrapid 06

Transrapid 06

Transrapid 06 is a german based train service which works on Maglev technology. This is really awesome built by scientist. Actually maglev train means magnetic leviated trains. In this form train do not directly run on the rails thus reducing friction to its minimum and it speed up due to the magnetic attraction only.It is more smoother and quieter than other trains. The train speeds upto 256.4 mph (412kph).

8.Aerotrain

 

Aerotrain

Aerotrain

Aerotrain by France engineers is really an artistic work of them. They introduced a different way to run the trains not by using wheels and neither using maglev technology. They worked out a frame work to run the train and make a fastest speed train who runs with air. A special track was designed and it has had a whooping speed of 267.3 mph(430kph). Massive jet engines were used to provide the required air pressure to keep the train moving that fast.

7.MLU002N

 

MLU002N

MLU002N

The MLU002N train is not a passenger train, its a Japanese test train who achieved the great speed of 267.8mph in a test drive in 1994. It is a maglev tech train and is single cabined car train solely for used in testing. The cutely designed awesome train uses combination of aerodynamics brakes and maglev braking system to slow down near stations from such a high speed of 431 kph. It is really helpful in creating new yet advanced trains like that for passengers too.

6.Shinkansen

 

Shinkansen

Shinkansen

Shinkansen train was built by Japan Railways Group and it is the bullet train. Apart from the new technology and such fastest speed tracks, this train is capable of getting more speeds even on rail tracks. It run on rail tracks and have a speed of 275mph. This train running on conventional rail road tracks is indeed a role model for other countries to start more fastest trains like Shinkansen train.

5.Transrapid 07

 

Transrapid 07

Transrapid 07

Transrapid system implemented in Germany is the biggest network of fastest moving trains with the extreme use of the new technology. It was built in 1988 but now have had a lot of editions to become the worlds renowned train systems. The idea is great and the train did hit a high speed of 279.6 mph at a test drive. It is a bit costly as the highway tracks for this transrapid system takes long construction time and costs.

4.Transrapid 08

 

Transrapid 08

Transrapid 08

The beautifully designed sleek look of the Transrapid 08 train by China got the 4th spot in the fastest trains in the world as it has a high speed of 311.3 mph and it was the first train to cross 300mph speed limit which is an achievement for the design engineers. The transrapid 08 train is also known as Shanghai Maglev Train as it works on the magnetic rail tracks principle to make it that high speed. The speed of 500kph  is extremely great and you will love to travel.

3. ML-500R

 

ML-500R

ML-500R

ML-500R train is one of the oldest experimentation of engineers to get the fastest train and you will really be surprised to see that such an old Maglev train was able to achieve such a high speed of 321 mph and more surprisingly it was just built to check the feasibility of Maglev tracking system for high speed trains. It was really a milestone for the people working on the fast track trains. Indeed it broke all previous records.

2.TGV

 

TGV

TGV

TGV is another great train in which French technicians proved by their efforts that friction is not that a big problem and not only the maglev trains able to move that fast. But they did such a successful experiment to make the TGV train which have wheels and runs on normal and conventional train tracks but speed of more than any other maglev train. The train got the high speed of 357mph and it is one of the fastest train on wheels ever built in the history. Now you can imagine how much fast does it travels.

1. MLX01

 

MLX01

MLX01

No matter French engineers got such a great speed on wheels but there is this MLX01 who works on maglev technology and is undoubtedly the world’s fastest train. The train is able to achieve highest speed of 361 mph which is 581kph. The train consisted of three cars and was runned by man the first time it was drove and got such a record breaking speed of 361 mph. This fastest cruising speed train by Japanese is No.1 train in the world and its internal built up is also very luxury for its passengers.

 

 

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