Saturday, November 12, 2011

World's top 10 Fastest Train



10. HSL 1


Country: Belgium
Top Speed: 186 mph
Engine: 25 kV 50 Hz

9. ETR-500


Country: Italy
Top Speed: 190 mph
Engine: 3 kV DC, 25 kV 50 Hz AC
Root: Bologna to Milan

8. Eurostar


Country: UK
Top Speed: 199 mph
Engine: 25 kV 50 Hz
Root: UK to France
Capacity: 900 passengers

7. AVE Talgo-350


Country: Spain
Top Speed: 205 mph
Engine: 25 kV 50 Hz
Root: Madrid to Barcelona, Madrid-Valladolid

6. THSR 700T


Country: Taiwan
Top Speed: 208 mph
Engine: 25 kV/60 Hz AC electrification system
Capacity: 989 passengers

5. KTX 2


Country: South-Korea
Top Speed: 218 mph
Engine: 25 kV/60 Hz

4. TGV Reseau


Country: French
Top Speed: 236 mph
Engine: 25 kV AC, 1500 V DC electrification system
Capacity: 377 passengers

3. Shinkasen


Country: Japan
Top Speed: 275 mph
Engine: 25,000 V AC electrification system

2. TR-09


Country: German
Top Speed: 279.5 mph
Engine: 50-100kW electric current

1. CRH380A


Country: China
Top Speed: 302.8 mph
Engine: 50-100kW electric current
Capacity: 494 passengers
Root: Shanghai to Nanjing, Shanghai to Hangzhou