Fastest Trains in the World

By siliconindia   |   Friday, 02 December 2011, 09:47 Hrs
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Bangalore: In the last half centuries, several countries seriously transformed their public train service from coal base transportation to electric base rail and magnetic levitation. Some of the trains are so powerful that they can even reach a speed of 500km per hour and it is clearly faster than any Formula 1 car ever made.

Here are the fastest trains around the world.

1. China CRH2

The CRH2 is one of the high-speed train models in China. This train is a modified E 2-1000 series of Shinkansen design and is one among the fastest train models in China.

In 2004, the Ministry of Railway in China purchased an initial 60 sets of the train from Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan with a maximum speed of 350 km per hours. CRH2 is operating since 2007 the train can run 350 km per hours and it is the fastest train at this time.

Train is formed of eight coaches with a capacity of passengers between 588 to 568 people for 8-car train or 1100–1200 people for 16-car train, depending on the formation of the train. It is built by a joint venture, Bombardier Sifang Power Transportation in Qingdao, Shandong Province.

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