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  China unveils world's fastest train, at 350 km/hr
         
          The high-speed train travels on the new Wuhan-Guangzhou railway in
          Wuhan, Hubei province. Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

   China now develops the world's fastest train -- the China Railway High-Speed (CRH) -- that rockets at an average speed train of 350 km per hour! The super-high-speed train connects the cities of Guangzhou, which is a business hub in southern China near Hong Kong, and Wuhan (a metropolis in central China). It is a distance of 1,069 km that takes only three hours to complete in the new high-speed train.
   China has been developing the train for a while now, along with Siemens, Bombardier and Alstom. The CRH can zoom at speeds of 394 km per hour. With this, China's rail network of high-speed lines has risen to over 74,000 miles. Test runs for the rail link began earlier in December during which it recorded a maximum speed of 394.2 km per hour and the operations officially began on  December 26, 2009 said Xu Fangliang, general engineer in charge of designing the link, according to Xinhua. China plans to build 42 more high-speed passenger rail lines -- of about 13,000 miles -- over the next three years. This network will cover more than 90 per cent of the population, reports said.

TGV train of France
 The TGV train of France

The TGV train of France
The TGV is France's high-speed rail service developed by GEC- Alsthom (now Alstom) and SNCF, the French national rail operator, and operated primarily by SNCF. Following the inaugural TGV service between Paris and Lyon in 1981, the TGV network, centred on Paris, has expanded to connect cities across France and in adjacent countries. It holds the record for the fastest wheeled train, having reached 574.8 km/h (357 mph) on 3 April 2007, and also holds the world's highest average speed for a regular passenger service. TGV is a registered trademark of SNCF. TGV is an acronym for train grande vitesse, French for "high-speed train". 

  The Bullet Train of Japan
 
Bullet trains or Shinkansen is a network of high- speed railway lines in Japan operated by four Japan Railways Group companies. Test run speeds of the train have been 443 km/h (275 mph) for conventional rail in 1996, and up to a world record of 581 km/h (361 mph) for maglev trainsets, in 2003.   Bullet trains or Shinkansen is the world busiest high-speed rail and carries 375,000 passengers a day. The name of Bullrt train is due to the Shinkansen locomotive's resemblance to a bullet and its high speed.

   The bullet train or Shinkansen train of Japan
 
The bullet train (Shinkansen) of Japan
   The Eurostar  train of England
  
 
 The Eurostar  train of England
   The ICE/Nachtzug train of Germany
   The TAV  train of Italy
   Trans-Siberian Railways Russia 
   The KTX train South Korea
   The AVE train Spain
   Great Southern Rail Limited Australia
   The VR trains Finland

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