Before the introduction of passenger airlines, train was the only mode of transportation to faraway places and it is still the most common mode of daily transportation. Over the years, trains have undergone tremendous changes and with time, it has become the fastest and most comfortable travelling medium, used by millions of people everyday all around the world. So, here is a list of some of the world’s fastest trains that runs every day on the planet:
HSL 1 (High Speed Line)
With an enormous speed of 300km/h, the High Speed Line is the fastest train on earth. It runs in Belgium every day to connect various towns and cities and provide luxurious accessibility even to some of the remote lands of Belgium. Besides being fast, the train is also equipped with all the luxuries necessary to provide the passengers with utmost comfort while taking them to their destination at a lightning speed.
TR.09 (Trans Rapid)
The TR.09 is one of the fastest trains of the world which uses an ultra-modern technology called the magnetic levitation and which has so far allowed the train to hit an incredible speed of 450km/h. Introduced by the Trans Rapid Internationals, this futuristic train in Germany has no engine, heavy steel body or even gear as it runs only by propelling an electromagnetic field and magnetic levitation.
Eurostar is the fastest operating train in Britain. With a capacity of carrying 900 passengers, the train efficiently connects London, Paris and Brussels. The highest speed recorded so far by Eurostar is 300km/h and it moves so smoothly that the passengers travelling in it do not even feel the chugging or roaring of the engines. So, you can enjoy an unbelievably smooth ride and travel through there countries of Europe in an incredibly short time.
CRH2 of China
The CRH2 is a bullet shaped train that can run at a speed of 300km/h. It is designed and structured in such a way that it can attain maximum velocity in minimum time and can also carry a good number of passengers at the same time. It has a computerized control system for controlling the speed and its body is made up of light aluminum.
ETR 500 (Elletro Treno Rapido)
The Elletro Treno Rapido employs a special technology called the electric multiple unit, which was first introduced in 1993. It connects Rome and Florence and runs at an enormous speed of 250km/h. Moreover, the ETR runs with such smoothness that the passengers inside the train almost feel like they are soaring in air.