China will further boost the speed of its bullet train, but officials say safety and efficiency will be paramount.
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
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.
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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.
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).
Eurostar, UK that runs at 300 km/h (186 mph) connects London, Paris and Brussels.
Spain’s AVE Talgo-350 runs at 330 km/h (205 mph).
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
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
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 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).
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).
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