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World's Fastest Trains: CRH380, China

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CRH380, China

Operating Speed: 217 mph
Record Speed: 303 mph
Launch Date: 2010

From a starting point of zero, China has accelerated to develop the world’s largest and busiest high-speed rail network in less than a decade. Its 5,800 miles of rapid trains now carry nearly half a billion passengers per year. The CRH380 and its various iterations are all capable of running at a maximum 236 mph on high-speed main lines. Look for them operating on four routes serving Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Nanjing, and Hangzhou.


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