Rows of High-Speed Trains in the World That Make Traveling Becomes a Short Trip

During this time traveler knows Shinkansen as a bullet train that can be shot up to hundreds of kilometers per hour or nearly match the speed of the aircraft. The train is a mode of mainstay transportation of Japan. But do you know that high-speed trains not only exist in Japan?

Most of the traveler choose the train as a means of land transport that cheaper and faster than the bus. Almost every country has a train but only a few countries that have a train service with top notch quality. Collected from various sources, this is a row of trains that can speed like lightning and make the journey increasingly short.

1. Japan Maglev Train

Maglev Train is a train which until now held the record as the fastest train on earth. The train is capable of racing over 430 kilometers per hour. The operation did not use the wheel but magnetic levitation so that the carriage does not touch on the sleepers.
Maglev trains are known weather-resistant and consume less energy. The train is also claimed to be able to move more smoothly at high or low speeds. Currently, besides Japan, two other countries also managed to operate the train Maglev, which is China and South Korea.

2. CRH380A

In the second place, there is CRH380A; a high-speed electric train belongs to China. This train was developed by CSR Corporation Limited (CSR) and currently manufactured by CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co.
The train holds the record as the fastest train in the world at speeds of 486.1 kilometers per hour. But now the operation using an average speed of 300 kilometers per hour with safety considerations.

3. Transrapid TR-09

Transrapid is a monorail train project in Germany which has been developed since 1934. The project has undergone several developments until 1991. Technically both the train and rail was ready, but its application in the country are never realized.
Whereas if the train monorail operates will have a tremendous speed of around 500 kilometers per hour. In 2004 not a German who ran the train. Commercialization of the fast train Transrapid is done by a company in China, Shanghai Maglev Train that links the city of Shanghai heading to Shanghai Pudong International Airport with a distance of 30 kilometers.

4. AGV Italy

AGV or Automotrice a Grande Vitesse is a high-speed electric train made by Alstom. This train consists of 7-14 cars that could be filled by 245-446 passengers. The average speed of the train is comparable to the speed of Formula 1 racing cars in the range of 360 kilometers per hour.
The train is booked by the Italian transport company called NTV in 2008. The company ordered 25 trains whose service began in 2012 ago. The advantages owned by, among others, the AGV train can carry more passengers, more modern safety systems as well as better energy efficiency.

5. Talgo 350

Talgo 350 is a fast train belong to Spain, which has a unique head resembles a duck's beak. The train is in operation since 2005 until now. The operation was conducted by Spanish-national railway company named RENFE.
Talgo 350 has a length of 200 meters with a maximum speed reaches 330 kilometers per hour. This train serves route like Madrid to Valencia, Malaga and Valladoid heading to Barcelona. Now, if You're on holiday in Spain do not forget to taste this mode of transportation.

6. KTX 2

KTX 2 or KTX-Sancheon is a high-speed train belongs to South Korea. The train is made by Hyundai Rotem in the 2000s and recently operated by the Korail transport company since March 2009.
KTX 2 can be designed with a ranging capacity from 500 seats to 384 seats or 268 seats. At the time of production of this train is predicted will have a speed up to 330 kilometers per hour. But at the time used the maximum speed it produces only reached 305 kilometers per hour.

7. E5 Series Shinkansen Hayabusa

The next fast train comes from Shinakansen family; his name is E5 Series Shinkansen Hayabusa. This train had a unique head shape that different from the other series Shinkansen. The passenger train capacity is fairly a lot by being able to accommodate 731 passengers.
E5 Series Shinkansen Hayabusa began to be used to serve public on the island of Hokkaido since March 26, 2016, which is operated by a company called East Japan Railway Company (JR East). Judging by the speed, the train is able to glide 320 kilometers per hour.

8. TGV Reseau

Before the French government ordered the TGV Duplex with a greater passenger capacity, the country has had a fast train called TGV Reseau. It's just that this train only has a capacity of 361 seats only. This train was built in the range of 1992 to 1996.
TGV Reseau speed issue is also still a little less quickly than younger TGV Duplex. This train could take passengers with a maximum speed of 300 kilometers per hour.

9. TGV Duplex

In addition to producing the AGV train used in Italy, the company, Alstom, also produces TGV Duplex trains used by the French government. The train is operated by a national transportation company SNCF.
TGV Duplex trains designed to increase passenger capacity. With a length of 200 meters, the train is capable of carrying passengers as many as 508 people. The train speed was not carelessly that is able to glide at speeds over 320 kilometers per hour. So, if you want a quick train ride in France you know where to go, right?

10. THSR 700T

The last train is able to glide at speeds of 300 kilometers per hour. His name is THSR 700T, high-speed trains commonly found in Taiwan. Interestingly, this train is not a genuine product of Taiwan but to the family of the Japanese Shinkansen.
THSR 700T is a train made in Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Nippon Sharyo, and Hitachi, Ltd., a Japanese company that manufactures Shinkansen bullet trains. "T" series given refer to Taiwan. Yep, this is the first trains exported abroad which were purchased by Taiwan transport company called Taiwan High-Speed ​​Rail Corporation (THSRC) ordered 30 units Shinkansen train to the Japanese in 2007.

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