Southeast Asia's fastest train route was officially opened in Indonesia recently. This high-speed train route connects the capital city of Jakarta to Bandung, the heavily populated capital of West Java province.
The world’s fastest train, Shanghai Maglev, runs for nearly 19 miles—from Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport to the Longyang metro station on the outskirts of Shanghai.
The world's fastest non-maglev train also runs in China. The name "Fuxing Hao" translates to rejuvenation, and each train has been given nicknames.
Shinkansen H5 and E5 are renowned for efficiently connecting major Japanese cities, such as Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka, with high-speed rail service.
These Italian trains, which tie as Europe's fastest, are run by Italy’s duelling train operators, NTV and Trenitalia. The Frecciarossa's components are nearly 100 per cent renewable and sustainable.
The Inter-City Express (ICE) is an impressive sight, especially as it speeds through the scenic German countryside with its distinctively futuristic white and silver colours, combined with a sharp red cheatline.
The TGV and Eurostar e320 trains are tied for the next spot on the list of the fastest trains in the world. These trains are capable of zipping through Brussels, Paris, and London.
Al Boraq, named after a winged horse animal from Islamic lore, was introduced in 2018. This train puts Africa on the list of fastest trains in the world, with an hourly 116-mile service between Tangier and Kenitra in Morocco.
South Korea’s high-speed rail network holds its rank among the fastest trains in the world. In the 2018 Winter Olympics, the train enabled athletes and spectators to reach Pyeongchang city directly from Incheon International Airport, cutting the journey from six hours to under two.
BR Class 802, a modern British rail vehicle, connects cities like London, Birmingham, and Leeds with high-speed travel, reaching up to 140 mph (225 km/h).