These Are the World's Speediest Trains

Blink and you may just miss them.
Loukia Papadopoulos

Why do you take trains? Is it because they are convenient? Is it to enjoy the scenery while taking a nice ride? Indeed, most trains were not known for being speedy. But that has changed in recent years. Engineers around the world have developed some of the fastest trains out there.

In this video, we bring you some of the speediest trains in the world. You better look carefully as these trains are so fast you might miss them zooming by.

First up is the world's current fastest train. It's Japan's L0 Series Maglev train and it hit an incredible 374 mph (603 km/h) in a test run. Now, that's fast!

Meanwhile, the E5 series Shinkansen train can reach 198 mph (320 km/h) and can go 444 miles (714 km) in just over 2 hours. The Alstom Avelia Euroduplex is a double-decker electric multiple unit train that runs above 186 mph (300 km/h).

Finally, the CR400AF G Fuxing bullet train can operate at speeds of up to 217 mph (350 km/h). Do you want to see and learn about even more high-speed trains and their future? Then scroll up and watch our video.

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