World’s Fastest Train? | 357 MPH Record In France!

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WOW ! A lightning Fast 357 MPH record breaking train ride!

The current land speed record of 320 MPH for conventional wheeled trains was broken by the SNCF French National Railway in a test of their high speed rail system. They wanted to push the envelope of their track system to identify potential defects.

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Every single detail of the test run area was checked before the run. The French call this high speed train the TGV (Train a Grande Vitesse, which is French for high speed train. ) In this test, they used a specially modified version of the British Rail Class 373 Eurostar.

This is the same locomotive used for France’s high speed train network that interconnects throughout Europe , including the Cross-channel Super Train from Paris to London and back. The SNCF operates about 450 trains a day over their European network.

The Cross-Channel Super Train travels at speeds of up to 186 MPH via the channel tunnel and can get you from Paris to London by way of Brussels in just over 2 hours!

The Eurostar actually passes under the English Channel!

Quick Facts

  • Rail Line: Eurostar SNCF
  • Train Name: British Rail Class 373 Eurostar
  • Power type: Electric overhead lines
  • Builder: GEC-Alsthom
  • Train type: Passenger
  • Location: Multiple States
  • Weight: 898 tons

If you’ve ever taken a ride on the Eurostar or a train like this let us know in the comments below! Would love to hear your experience!

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