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World's Fastest Trains

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Satisfy the need for speed with a ride on one of the fastest trains, now departing from China, Spain, and Turkey.

Sapsan, Russia

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Operating speed: 155 mph
Record speed: 205 mph
Launch Date: 2009

Dubbed the Sapsan (meaning “peregrine falcon”) after the world’s swiftest bird, Russia’s fastest train zooms from Moscow to St. Petersburg, and Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod. Manufactured by Siemens, the trains can carry 554 passengers in 10 carriages including both business- and economy-class sections. During winter, the windows are heated to prevent fogging.

World's Fastest Trains

Sapsan, Russia

Operating speed: 155 mph
Record speed: 205 mph
Launch Date: 2009

Dubbed the Sapsan (meaning “peregrine falcon”) after the world’s swiftest bird, Russia’s fastest train zooms from Moscow to St. Petersburg, and Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod. Manufactured by Siemens, the trains can carry 554 passengers in 10 carriages including both business- and economy-class sections. During winter, the windows are heated to prevent fogging.

ITAR-TASS Photo Agency / Alamy
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