Since the early 19th century, the train has always stood as a monument to human engineering and ingenuity, with its invention pushing us to develop even more groundbreaking technologies and to spread the industrial revolution across the globe. Nowadays trains have become one of the fastest ways to travel over land, and they continue to improve every day. Whether you are just a tourist looking to travel in style or a real, bona fide train enthusiast, these are the 25 Fastest Trains In The World. Don’t blink or you might just miss them.
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Manufactured by Bombardier Transportation, Regina is a Swedish high-speed passenger train. Although it usually only runs at a commercial speed of 120 mph, a modified Regina was used to set the Swedish rail speed record at 188 mph in 2008.
Officially known as the AGV 575, the Italo was manufactured by French railway company Alstom and owned by Italian company NTV. With a maximum speed of 190 mph, the AGV Italo was the fastest train in Italy until 2015, when it was beaten by the Frecciarossa 1000.
Based almost entirely on the Siemens Velaro platform, the HT80000 can reach top speeds of about 190 mph and is the fastest commercial high-speed train in Turkey.
The Euroduplex is a high-speed, bi-level train that can reach speeds of 200 mph. The first version was bought and operated by the French SNCF railway company, however a second was also sold the ONCF in Morocco, making the Euroduplex the first high-speed train on the African Continent.
Traveling at 200 mph, the Eurostar e320 connects the cities of London, Paris, and Brussels, as well as crosses beneath the English Channel. Although their trains are manufactured by German company Siemans Velaro, Eurostar is actually an international joint operation between France, the United Kingdom, and Belgium.