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574.8km/h – French Set New Rail Speed Record April 3, 2007

Posted by isthatwacked in Technology - Transportation.

New story from the BBC.


The TGV V150 has set a rail speed record of 574.8 km/hr (train on conventional rails) but failed to break the Japanese record of 581 km/hr set in 2003 by the Maglev train. More about Maglev. Marseille to Calais (1067 km) in 2 hours – perhaps if the modified rails get in place. Unfortunately here in Canada, once a proud pioneer in rail transportation, such a high speed rail system does not exist. Pity, I would like to travel to Vancouver from Toronto (3354 km) one day and not have to get off the ground. Flight time by the way is 4 hours and 10 minutes.

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1. markk008 - April 3, 2007

I’ve never set in one, wonder how it feels like travelling like a bullet! Hey, thanks again for your visit. I’m gonna fuel your blog now before I go.

2. markk008 - April 3, 2007

opps, it should be sat and not set….a slip there!

3. Zep - April 4, 2007

In Germany we got the ICE and I once drove to Cologne with a maximum of 260 km/h and it was a very strange experience. It felt not “train”-like, more like sitting in a little plane. Maybe has to do with the vibrations?

4. Marloes - April 8, 2007

Fear of flying? If this baby loses track you are just as dead ..

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