Did you know that the first train journey that took place on the Welsh railway network was in 1804, and that the maximum train speed reached 50 kilometers per hour in 1829, then 100 kilometers per hour in 1850, and 200 kilometers per hour at the beginning of the twentieth century, to continue breaking records in Trains speed over the decades.
But this speed is not comparable to the current records, which reached 600 km per hour, as quoted by the French magazine ” Lepoint “, on the site “Business Insider”, which deals with the world of finance and business, which shed light on the development of records. in train speeds around the world, indicating that the ratings of existing brands may decline Read also She is 132 years old .. what she does not know about the train tracks between Jaffa and Jerusalem Japan … offices in train stations for remote work On the way … Tunisia’s trains are an entry point to display the country’s conditions The most prominent train accidents, which witnessed the highest death rate in the world in a decade
Speed of commercial transport trains
Currently, the maximum speed of commercial trains is about 300 km per hour, while some other trains have recorded speeds much faster than that in the context of experimental marketing campaigns.
The French high-speed train achieved good results in this ranking, ranking second after its top speed reached 574.8 kilometers per hour in 2007. It is preceded by the Japanese Shinkansen train, which is the only train whose maximum speed exceeds 600 kilometers per hour, specifically 603 kilometers. Per hour in 2015, at a time when the top speed of a train in China reached 501 km per hour in 2003.
Two other Asian trains are listed, namely the Chinese CRH380B (CRH380B), which reached a top speed of 487.3 km per hour in 2011, and the Korean express train, which reached a top speed of 421.4 km per hour in 2013.
The ranking also includes Inter City Express, Germany’s high-speed train system, which reached a top speed of 406 kilometers per hour in 1988, as well as the Spanish high-speed train, which reached a top speed of 403 kilometers per hour in 2006.
Breaking future records
These ratings are expected to decline in the next few years after China is working on a project aimed at exceeding the speed of 630 km per hour, specifically 800 km per hour by 2027, which would reduce the travel time on the train between Shanghai and Beijing to 3 and a half hours. Just.
Other projects currently under development in France, the United States and the United Arab Emirates aim to transport passengers at a top speed of 1,200 kilometers per hour using capsules that are pushed along tunnels with the use of magnetic levitation technology.
Tesla and Space X founder Elon Musk promoted the “Hyperloop” concept in 2013, but the tests, which are still in their early stages, are struggling to prove themselves a true alternative to traditional high-speed trains.