China Claim s World’s Faster Passenger Train
China has announced that it launched the world’s fastest train with speeds reaching as much as 390 kilometres per hour, or 245 miles per hour.
The train headed out on its first run of 621 miles from the central city of Wuhan to the southern city of Guangzhou.
Traveling at an average speed of 218 miles-an-hour, it can travel up to 245 miles-an-hour, cutting the journey time from the original 9 hours to about 3 hours, the state media said.
The Wuhan-Guangzhou railway is the fastest and longest high-speed railway in China, costing 100 billion yuan ($14.6 billion USA). It has taken four years of construction to complete it, China’s official news agency Xinhua has said. (source: Yahoo UK & Ireland)