Top 10 Fastest Trains In The World (2016)
Top 10 Fastest Trains In The World (2016)1. Shanghai Maglev (431 kph)
. Unlike regular train tracks Shanghai Maglev has no wheel and it float on magnetic field exist between the train and track. This electromagnetic pull offers by the strong magnates let the train to fly over the track as there is no contact between train and track. Shanghai maglev will reach its top speed of 431 kph from 0 kph in just 4 minutes. The Shanghai’s 30.5 km long maglev line is the only commercially operated maglev in the world. The Shanghai Maglev was built by Siemens and ThyssenKrupp companies. The public service of the Shanghai maglev started on 1st January 2004. The total passenger capacity of the Shanghai maglev train is 574. The train operates between every 15 minutes. It cost US$8 for one ticket and US$16 for VIP ticket to travel in Shanghai maglev.
2. Harmony CRH 380A (380 kph)
3. AGV Italo (360 kph)
€650 million. The AVG Italo started the service in April 2007. It operates between Rome and Naples. The passengers of AVG Italo trains can travel between these cities in just an hour. AVG Italo has great Eco friendly structure, 98% of its parts are recyclable. AVG Italo has 11 car sets and seats are divided into three classes: Club, Prima and Smart. All three classes of AVG Italo offers adjustable leather seats, live television and free Wi-Fi.
4. Siemens Velaro E/AVS 103 (350 kph)
5. Talgo 350 (350 kph)
6. E5 Series Shinkansen Hayabusa (320 kph)
E5 series Shinkansen will reach Shin-Aomory station from Tokyo in just 2 hours and 56 minutes. Each E5 series Shinkansen three main classes standard, green and gran class. The standard class offers 658 seats, green class offers 55 seats and gran class offers 18 seats. The gran class is the main attraction of Hayabusa train. This premium class offers high end luxury facilities for you. The E5 series Shinkansen has 10 car sets and a seating capacity of 731.
7. Alstom Euroduplex (320 kph)
Alstom Euroduplex trains are third series of TGV duplex high speed trains. Th Euroduplex train service is operated by the French railway company SNCF. This service connects French, Swiss, German and Luxembourg rail network. This multi-system double deck rains can travel at maximum speed of 320 kph. The Euroduplex trains started the service in December 2011. The train can transport 1020 passengers at a time. The Euroduplex trains are designed by the Alstom railway company. Unlike the previous two generations the Euroduplex trains are less in weight and has improved aerodynamics. It ensures the low power consumption. Euroduplex trains also have real time travel information screen near the door and inside the car set.
8. SNCF TGV Duplex (320 kph)
SNCF TGV duplex is the fastest train service in France, can travel at a speed of 320 kph. This high speed train service is operated by the SNCF railway company. TGV duplex started the service in December 2011. It is a double-deck high speed train that connects all major cities in France. It is one of most comfortable European trains that has a seating capacity of 508. TGV duplex trains are built by Alstom manufacturing company. They used aluminium for the construction of TGV duplex to reduce weight. TGV duplex has an eco-friendly design and a recyclability rate of 90%. The stiff passenger compartments in the train also ensure the safety in case of collision. The TGV duplex train offers three main classes for passengers: standard class, first class and TGV Pro, offers free Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines.
9. THSR 700T (300 kph)
THSR 700T shorten the journey time between these cities from four and half hours to just 90 minutes. A 700T train has 12 car sets in total. It features a multi-engine system and 9 out of 12 car provides power for the train. It promises the speed and space. The powerful motors in 700T provide an acceleration from 0-300 kph in just 15 minutes. The adoption of European safety requirements also promises enhanced safety features in 700t like bi-directional operation, Each 700T train has a single business class and 11 standard class cars. The business class cabin in 700T can seat 66 passengers and standard class offers 923 seats.
10. ETR 500 Frecciarossa Train (300 kph)
Frecciarossa trains have a maximum speed of 300 kph. This service operates between Milan-Rome-Naples route and offers 72 connections daily. Today here are 28 non-stop Frecciarossa trains between Milan and Rome. At top speed of 300 kph a Frecciarossa will reach Rome from Milan in just 2 hours and 40 minutes. A Frecciarossa train has four main cabins: standard class, premium class, business class and executive class. The cars of Frecciarossa trains are sound proof and offers free Wi-Fi.
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