Can you imagine how hard it was to tinker with the first steam locomotives, whose speed was slower than human walking? Fortunately, now, with the advancement of science and technology in the modern era, there are many high-speed trains that can travel at speeds of about 563 km / h and even more. Most of them use Magwel (magnetic suspension) technology, which helps to develop fantastic speeds.
There are also other types of trains. For example, the metro, which is now gaining great popularity among developing countries, where fast transportation is needed.
THE FASTEST TRAINS IN THE WORLD.
Let’s take a look at the fastest trains in the world.
10. EXPERIMENTAL TRAIN INTERCITY (ICE V)
The Ice V, better known as the Inter-City Experimental Train, was launched in 1988 to unite European states and provide fast delivery between them. Ice V has two passenger locomotives and has a top speed of about 406.9 km / h. The train is 110 m long and can travel with additional locomotives.
9. SUPER SPEED 06 (TRANSRAPID 06)
Bullet 06 is a German train that uses Magwell technology. A real work of art for design scientists. The train is driven by a magnet. Thanks to its magnetic attraction, it can travel incredibly fast on rails. In addition, bullet 06 runs smoother and quieter than other fast trains, reaching speeds of around 412 km / h.
8. SINGLE-RAIL HOVER TRAIN (AEROTRAIN)
Engineers have created a single-rail hover train (Aerotrain ). The developers used a completely different way of starting the train – not using wheels or using Maxwell technology. They handpicked the people who came up with the air-launch technology.
A special track was designed on which the train can move at a speed of 430 km / h. In the development of the train, massive jet engines were used, which provide the necessary air pressure, which is why it moves so quickly.
7. TEST MODEL MLU002N
MLU002N is by no means a passenger train, it was developed by the Japanese in 1994 as a pilot test model that reaches a speed of 431 km / h. The train works thanks to a magnetic suspension and was used exclusively as a test version.
The cute model is designed in such a way that it combines aerodynamics and a Magvel braking system, with the help of which it can brake sharply near the station, even at a speed of 431 km / h. This achievement is really useful in the creation of new ones, including passenger trains.
The Shinkansen was built for the Japanese railways and is called the bullet train. In addition to new technologies, it differs in that it can reach high speeds even on rail tracks – about 442.5 km / h.
Shinkansen is a role model and example for other countries with railways and low train speeds.
5. SUPERFAST 07 (TRANSRAPID 07)
The bullet train system is used in Germany and is the largest network of fast-moving trains using new technologies. It was built in 1988, but at the moment almost the whole world knows about its existence.
The idea is great and the train reached a speed of 279.6 km / h during the test drive. But it’s worth noting that building an ultra-fast system is time-consuming and expensive.
4. BULLET 08 OR SHANGHAI MAGVEL (TRANSRAPID 08)
In the fourth place of the fastest trains in the world is the beautiful Chinese super-speed train 08, which moves at a speed of 500 km / h. Bullet 08, known as the Shanghai Magvel, runs on magnetic railroad tracks. The speed of 500 km / h is great, you will quickly love to travel in such a vehicle.
3. TRAIN ML-500R
The ML-500R is the oldest experiment of engineers who developed high-speed trains , and you will really be surprised to know that it was moving on a magnetic suspension at a speed of 516 km / h. In addition, the train was built to test the feasibility of magnetic suspension for high-speed trains. This development was a really important milestone for the people who worked to create fast trains. Indeed, he broke all previous records!
2. TGV TRAIN
The TGV is the big train that made the French experts prove that friction is not the biggest problem, and it’s not just magnetic suspension that solves it. They did a very successful experiment by creating a fast train that has wheels and travels on conventional railroad tracks, but at the same time develops faster than trains running on magnetic suspensions.
The TGV travels at 574 km / h and is the fastest wheeled train ever built.
1. TRAIN MLX01
Despite the fact that French engineers developed a fast train on wheels, they created the MLX01, which operates on the Magwel system. Undoubtedly the fastest train in the world! The MLX01 is capable of reaching a top speed of 584 km / h. It consisted of three cars, and for the first time, it reached such a record speed. In addition, inside, it amazes passengers with luxury.