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The 10 fastest trains in the world

China will further boost the speed of its bullet train‎, but officials say safety and efficiency will be paramount.

The 10 fastest trains in the world
Not one to rest on its past achievements, China is working to develop faster high-speed trains. The country aims to enhance its rail safety and efficiency, according to a document released by the Ministry of Science and Technology earlier this year.

Here are the 10 trains...The 10 fastest trains in the world
10. The CRH380A high-speed train is one of the four Chinese train series which have been designed for the new standard operating speed of 380 km/h (236 mph) on newly constructed Chinese high-speed main lines.



The 10 fastest trains in the world
9. HSL 1, Belgium runs at a speed of 300 km/h (186 mph). It is a Belgian High speed rail line from Brussels to LGV Nord.



The 10 fastest trains in the world
8. Started in 1993, ETR 500 or Elettro Treno Rapido 500 is Italian high-speed train runs at a speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).



The 10 fastest trains in the world
7. Eurostar, UK that runs at 300 km/h (186 mph) connects London, Paris and Brussels.




The 10 fastest trains in the world
6.  Spain’s AVE Talgo-350 runs at 330 km/h (205 mph).



The 10 fastest trains in the world
5. The THSR 700T is high-speed electric multiple unit trainset derived from the Japanese Shinkansen family for Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR), Taiwan's high-speed rail line. It runs at 335.50 km/h or 208 mph.



The 10 fastest trains in the world
4. KTX II or KTX-Sancheon is high speed train built in South Korea by Hyundai Rotem in the second half of the 2000s and operated by Korail since March 2009. It can reach speeds of up to 352.4 km/hour (218 mph).



The 10 fastest trains in the world
3. The French-owned TGV Réseau (TGV-R)were built by Alstom between 1992 and 1996 and are based on the earlier TGV Atlantique. The train can run up to 380 km/hour (236.12 mph) speed.




The 10 fastest trains in the world
2. Shinkansen, also known as the "Bullet Train", is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan operated by four Japan Railways Group companies. The test run of the train can reach the speed of 443 km/h (275 mph).




The 10 fastest trains in the world
1. Transrapid or TR-09 is a German high-speed monorail train using magnetic levitation and can hit a speed of 450 km/hour (270.3 mph).
(Information source for all slides: www.fastesttrain.org)
 

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