In 21 century with this busy modern lifestyle, we have to move very fast with our daily tasks. For travelling purposes, the train is the most popular than others. Because on a train it feels comfortable when we can relax without any traffic barrier as you may be experienced when we travel by car whether as a passenger or as a driver. And also train has a fewer risk of accident possibilities. Travelling by train is already faster than by plane right now in some countries. For example, in Japan, They are using high-speed trains for public transportation. These trains often travel at speeds over 200 miles per hour.
Mainly this high-speed train technology began in Japan, though it has spread to other countries. Trains offer more comfortable seating, more capacity for baggage, and usually better food. The experience of taking a train is way more relaxed than flying. This article takes a look at the top ten fastest trains in the world in 2019.
|No.||Train Name||Country||Top Speed (km/h)||Operating Speed (km/h)|
|1||Fuxing Hao “Golden Phoenix” (CR400BF)||China||420||349|
|2||TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse)||France||575||320|
|4||Morocco’s Train à Grande Vitesse (TGV-M)||Morocco||320||320|
|5||Alta Velocidad Española (AVE)||Spain||404||311|
|6||Korea Train Express (KTX)||South Korea||422||306|
|8||The Intercity-Express (ICE)||Germany||369||299|
|10||Belgium Train à Grande Vitesse (TGV)||Belgium||369||299|
Let’s examine one by one,
10. Belgium’s TGV – Belgium
Belgium is one of the largest train stations which provides high-speed rail network offers from Brussels to France, Germany, and The Netherlands. Mainly there are four high-speed TGV train services currently operate in Belgium: Thalys, Eurostar, InterCityExpress (ICE), and TGV. These trains are the recorded speed at 369kmph, but there are daily running at 299kmph.
9. Talgo 350 – Spain
The top speed of the Spain Talgo 350 is 365 mph, although it is limited to 299 mph on the lines. The train has been operating its service on the Madrid to Barcelona line since 2005 till today. They have currently operated 46 trains of the series in the country. Patentes Talgo and Bombardier Transportation manufactured the train and operated under Range. Talgo 350 is a superfast and high-speed electric train in the world that is powered with the help of overhead catenary. It has a capacity of 318 passengers. The length of Talgo 350 is 200 meters, width of 2.94 meters, the height of the train is 3.36 meters, and weighs around 322 tons.
Talgo 350 trains divided into four classes on its seating facilities,
- Club Class,
- Bistro class and
- Coach class.
These all classes in Talgo 350 have very comfortable reclining seats with footrests. There are also real-time information panels and have access to video, audio devices at each seat.
08. The Intercity-Express (ICE) – Germany
The Intercity-Express (ICE) is a high-speed train that operates all major cities over 250 trainsets in Germany, and it has international connections to Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, and also Austria. ICE train has the capability to reach top speeds of up to 399mph. But currently, it’s operating at 269mph.
ICE trains all cars are fully air-conditioned with very comfortable reclining seats with footrests. There are also real-time information panels to indicate the locations and have access to video, audio devices at each seat are reserved. The Intercity-Express trains offer breakfast, lunch, or dinner menus, and a wide selection of beverages by train staff will serve to your seat, and also most of the routes they provide WiFi facility for there passengers.
07. Frecciarossa 1000 – Italy
Frecciarossa 1000 is a high-speed train developed by AnsaldoBreda and Bombardier Transportation. Currently, these trains are operated by Italy’s national train operator, known as Trenitalia. This train has a lovely unique red colour design. That’s why they named it as Frecciarossa. Frecciarossa means a red arrow in Italy. It has a capacity of 485 passengers in four different classes in four different classes,
- Premium and
with a restaurant or bars car & free WiFi facilities. Currently, Frecciarossa 1000 running around all of Italy’s major cities, Milan with Bologna, Florence, Rome, and Naples.
06. Korea Train Express (KTX) – South Korea
If your planning to travel at a speed of 350 kilometres per hour in South Koria? The Korea Train Express (KTX) is ready for you. KTX is a high-speed train of Korea with a top speed of 422 mph, but currently, it is operating speed at 306 mph. “Korail” is the company that owns KTX high-speed rail system. All Trains are beginning in the capital city, Seoul and running between the country’s major destinations Daegu, Busan, Daejeon, and Gyeongju. The train can take 372 passengers at ones. The length of the KTX train is 201 meters (659ft) width is around 2900 mm, and the height is about 4060mm. It weighs 403 tons as it uses aluminium and steel in its construction. Korea Train Express offers spacious, comfortable seats, have onboard bathroom facilities, vending machines.
05. Alta Velocidad Española (AVE) – Spain
Alta Velocidad Española (AVE) is a Spanish high-speed rail operated by Renfe. It is the biggest rail network in Europe. The company known as Talgo builds AVEs. Trains direct AVE to Cordoba, Seville & Malaga in all 365 days. AVE’s top running speed is 404 mph, although it is limited to 311 mph on the lines.
04. Morocco’s Train à Grande Vitesse (TGV-M)
Morocco is the first African country that engages The high-speed TVG speed rail service. They built 200km long high-speed rail with a budget of two billion Dollars. This TVG train named “Al Boraq” in Morocco. Morocco’s TVG is cable to carry up to 533 passengers with the operating speeds of up to 320km/h on the new line.
03. Shinkansen Hayabusa – Japan
E5 Series Shinkansen Hayabusa, which began service in March 2011 in Japan. With an initial maximum speed of 320km now running on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line with a maximum operating speed of 320kmph. Currently, Shinkansen Hayabusa is the fastest in Japan. This train reached a speed of about 400kmph during trial runs. The train was manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industry (KHI) and Hitachi, and the East Japan Railway company develops in further. Shinkansen Hayabusa with its length 254 meters, width 3350 mm, and height 3650 mm. Train weight around 453.5 tons Train has a total of 731 seats. They are categorized as three main classes – standard(658 seats), green (55 seats), and gran class (18 seats) for you!
02. TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) – France
The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) has the record for the world’s fastest train commercial train on steel wheels accomplished the capacity to hit higher speeds at 575 km/h (357.2 mph) in 2007. But it’s limited to 320 km/h in regular operation. The TGV Duplex is a French high-speed train of the TGV family, manufactured by Alstom, and operated by the French national railway company SNCF. It is unique among TGV trains in that it features bi-level carriages. The TGV runs all over France with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy, Spain, and also Switzerland. TGV has a total seat count of 508 passengers, which contain three main classes for passengers,
- Standard class,
- First-class and,
- TGV Pro.
In the standard class include comfortable seats, snack vending machines, and a small bar. And also the first class, you will get more comfortable reclining seats, individual reading lights, and sockets for your electrical devices. The most of loving TGV Pro class offers extra comfortable and spacious seats, a welcome drink, free WiFi, newspapers, and magazines and a lot of services. In the construction of TVG, Developers give their priority for light and eco-friendly concepts. Then the result is 90% of the train parts are composed of recyclable Aluminum.
01. Fuxing Hao “Golden Phoenix” (CR400BF) – China
Fuxing Hao “Golden Phoenix” (CR400BF) is high-speed electric multiple units operated by China Railway Corporation. And it was developed by CRRC, which wholly owns according to the independent intellectual property rights.
On 26 June 2017, China started operations of its ultra-high-speed trains, now its called Fuxing Hao. Fuxing means “rejuvenation,” the train with the white-gold-yellow design being called CR400BF. “CR” is an abbreviation to China Railway Corporation or China Rail, the “400” stands for the speed at which the train planned, “B” represents the manufacturing plant in which the train was manufactured. F is simply a technical code.
Nowadays This CR400BF operating with a 17-cars. These sets can carry 1283 passengers. (business, 148 first and 1113 standard) And will first start running on the Beijing railway. It is the world’s fastest conventional high-speed train in regular service, with a design speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). This train is daily running 23 cities of all the china, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Chengdu, Wuhan, Nanjing, Changsha, Chongqing, Hangzhou, and Tianjin.
You will find more infographics at Statista
So that’s the list I got, I would like to invite you to share your experience in the comment section. If you have more suggestions please contact us.