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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.

ICE 3, Germany

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Operating Speed: 199 mph
Record Speed: 229 mph
Launch Date: 2000

While Germany makes many of the world’s fastest trains, the launch of its own high-speed rail was delayed a decade by legal battles with environmentalists and other groups. But the Germans are making up ground fast. The super-swift InterCity Express (ICE3) currently runs between Frankfurt and Cologne in the Rhine Valley and Munich and Nuremberg in Bavaria, with nine more high-speed lines under construction or on the drawing board.

World's Fastest Trains

ICE 3, Germany

Operating Speed: 199 mph
Record Speed: 229 mph
Launch Date: 2000

While Germany makes many of the world’s fastest trains, the launch of its own high-speed rail was delayed a decade by legal battles with environmentalists and other groups. But the Germans are making up ground fast. The super-swift InterCity Express (ICE3) currently runs between Frankfurt and Cologne in the Rhine Valley and Munich and Nuremberg in Bavaria, with nine more high-speed lines under construction or on the drawing board.

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