They go at incredible speed.
The engineering genius of the man really knows no bounds. Year people create more and more amazing things. Take the rail. Even half a century ago, it was mostly heavy steam engines that could catch up on the horse, and today between the cities go super-fast trains. On most high-speed models now discuss.
The composition of the Japanese Shinkansen set a new world speed record on 21 April 2015. During testing on the trial section of the route in Yamanashi Prefecture, the composition reached an impressive speed of 603 km / h. It is worth noting that on Board the train was then only one driver. Curiously, while Shinkansen is almost completely silent. Today on commercial routes he drives at a speed of 443 kmh.
2. TGV POS
During the test the train has a top speed of 574 km / h and at the time also was recognized as the world record holder. Of course, on regular routes, the speed of the drive significantly lower, but still 320 kmh is an indicator.
3. Shanghai Maglev Train
Third place for speed today belongs to the train from China. Maximal speed of the composition reaches 501 kmh. thus, unlike the majority of analogs it can keep a very high speed for a long time. His absolute record of 431 km / h for 90 seconds.
Another train from China. It has a maximum speed of 486.1 km / h While working routes, the train accelerates over 380 kmh at once the composition of the loads to his Board up to 500 passengers. By the way, made CRH380A without foreign interference: the train is 100% Chinese.
But interesting example from Germany. Of course, up to the fastest players in the world him very far, however, none of this makes TR-09 any worse. Working speed of the composition is 450 kmh.
This composition can be seen on the Railways of South Korea. Record speed of the train reaches 352 kmh When driving on commercial routes, KTX2 never accelerate more than 300 kmh.
7. CONTACT THSR 700T
This train is not the fastest, but worthy of praise. The fact is that at a speed of 335 kmh, the composition takes on Board from 989. One of the best results to date among high-speed trains.
This train has perhaps one of the most fun names. Because of its unusual design, he was awarded the title of “platypus.” The composition demonstrates the worst operating speed. She moves with a speed of 330 kmh.
9. Eurostar Train
But the representative from France. The composition can move at speeds up to 300 kmh without interruption. However, he takes on Board exactly 900 passengers. Great result! By the way, the team took part in the show Top Gear.