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 CRH380 (China Railway High-speed)

CRH380 (China Railway High-speed)

China is set to open a 2,298-km high-speed railway line, the world’s longest, in about two weeks, linking the capital city with the country’s trading hub of Guangzhou.

According to the Ministry of Railways (MOR), the Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway will open on December 26, the birth anniversary of late Chairman Mao Zedong.

CRH380 (China Railway High-speed) Harmony bullet trains are seen at a high-speed train maintenance base in Wuhan, Hubei province.

 

 HEMU-400X.

HEMU-400X

HEMU-400X

Design speed: 400 km/h

Operating speed: N/A

Start of service: 2014

Operator: Korail, South Korea

Global rank: 1

 

 CRH380 D & DL.

CRH380 D & DL.

CRH380 D & DL

Design speed: 380 km/h

Operating speed: 300 km/h

Start of service: 2012

Operator: Ministry of Railways, China

Global rank: 2

 

CRH380 B, BL & CL.

CRH380 B, BL & CL.

CRH380 B, BL & CL

Design speed: 380 km/h

Operating speed: 300 km/h

Start of service: 2011

Operator: Ministry of Railways, China

Global rank: 3

 

 CRH380 D & DL.

CRH380 D & DL.

CRH380 D & DL

Design speed: 380 km/h

Operating speed: 300 km/h

Start of service: 2012

Operator: Ministry of Railways, China

Global rank: 4

 

Avril

Avril

Avril

Design speed: 380 km/h

Operating speed: N/A

Start of service: 2012

Operator: Renfe, Spain

Global rank: 5

 

Italo ETR 575.

Italo ETR 575.

Italo ETR 575

Design speed: 360 km/h

Operating speed: 300 km/h

Start of service: 2011

Operator: NTV, Italy

Global rank: 6

 

ETR 1000.

ETR 1000.

ETR 1000

Design speed: 360 km/h

Operating speed: N/A

Start of service: 2013

Operator: NTV, Italy

Global rank: 7

 

AVE Class 103.

AVE Class 103.

AVE Class 103

Design speed: 350 km/h

Operating speed: 310 km/h

Start of service: 2006

Operator: Renfe, Spain

Global rank: 8

 

CRH2 C.

CRH2 C.

CRH2 C

Design speed: 350 km/h

Operating speed: 300 km/h

Start of service: 2008

Operator: Ministry of Railways, China

Global rank: 9

 

CRH3 C.

CRH3 C.

CRH3 C

Design speed: 350 km/h

Operating speed: 300 km/h

Start of service: 2008

Operator: Ministry of Railways, China

Global rank: 10

 

AVE Class 102 - 112.

AVE Class 102 - 112.

AVE Class 102 – 112

Design speed: 330 km/h

Operating speed: 300 km/h

Start of service: 2005

Operator: Renfe, Spain

Global rank: 11

 

 KTX-I

KTX-I

KTX-I

Design speed: 330 km/h

Operating speed: 305 km/h

Start of service: 2004

Operator: Korail, South Korea

Global rank: 12

 

KTX-II.

KTX-II.

KTX-II

Design speed: 330 km/h

Operating speed: 305 km/h

Start of service: 2010

Operator: Korail, South Korea

Global rank: 13

 

Eurostar e320.

Eurostar e320.

Eurostar e320

Design speed: 320 km/h

Operating speed: N/A

Start of service: 2014

Operator: SNCF and Eurostar, Europe

Global rank: 14

 

 ICE 3 DB Class 407.

ICE 3 DB Class 407.

ICE 3 DB Class 407

Design speed: 320 km/h

Operating speed: 320 km/h

Start of service: 2011

Operator: DB, Germany

Global rank: 15

 

Shinkansen 500.

Shinkansen 500.

Shinkansen 500

Design speed: 320 km/h

Operating speed: 300 km/h

Start of service: 1997

Operator: JR West, Japan

Global rank: 16

 

Shinkansen E5

Shinkansen E5

Shinkansen E5

Design speed: 320 km/h

Operating speed: 300 km/h

Start of service: 2011

Operator: JR West, Japan

Global rank: 17

 

Shinkansen E6.

Shinkansen E6.

Shinkansen E6

Design speed: 320 km/h

Operating speed: N/A

Start of service: 2013

Operator: JR West, Japan

Global rank: 18

 

TGV Reseau.

TGV Reseau.

TGV Reseau Thalys PBA

Design speed: 320 km/h

Operating speed: 320 km/h

Start of service: 1991

Operator: Thalys, SNCF, Europe

Global rank: 19

 

TGV POS.

TGV POS.

TGV POS

Design speed: 320 km/h

Operating speed: 320 km/h

Start of service: 2008

Operator: SNCF, France

Global rank: 20

 

AVE Class 100.

AVE Class 100.

AVE Class 100

Design speed: 300 km/h

Operating speed: 300 km/h

Start of service: 1992

Operator: Renfe, Spain

Global rank: 21

 

ETR 500 3 kV.

ETR 500 3 kV.

ETR 500 3 kV

Design speed: 300 km/h

Operating speed: 250 km/h

Start of service: 1992-2007

Operator: Trenitalia, Italy

Global rank: 22

 

Eurostar

Eurostar

Eurostar

Design speed: 300 km/h

Operating speed: 300 km/h

Start of service: 1993

Operator: Eurostar, SNCF, Europe

Global rank: 23

 

TGV Sud-Est

TGV Sud-Est

TGV Sud-Est

Design speed: 300 km/h

Operating speed: 300 km/h

Start of service: 1981

Operator: SNCF, France

Global rank: 24

 

TGV Atlantique

TGV Atlantique

TGV Atlantique

Design speed: 300 km/h

Operating speed: 300 km/h

Start of service: 1989

Operator: SNCF, France

Global rank: 25

 

Thalys PBKA.

Thalys PBKA.

Thalys PBKA

Design speed: 300 km/h

Operating speed: 300 km/h

Start of service: 1997

Operator: Thalys, Europe

Global rank: 26

 

THSR 700T.

THSR 700T.

THSR 700T

Design speed: 300 km/h

Operating speed: 300 km/h

Start of service: 2007

Operator: THSR, Taiwan

Global rank: 27

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