World Speed Survey 2013: China sprints out in front
Railway Gazette Intl | 01 Jul 2013


INTERNATIONAL: China continues to set the pace in the global rail speed stakes, with its fastest trains achieving average point-to-point speeds more than 40 km/h faster than any other country, according to Railway Gazette’s latest World Speed Survey.
The survey compiles in tabular form the fastest timetabled start-to-stop journeys between different pairs of stations in countries around the world. Most of the fastest timings occur between intermediate stations, where average speeds are not impeded by slow approaches to major city hubs.


Looking at the overall results, China, France, Spain, Japan and Taiwan form the ‘champions’ league’ with their best start-to-stop timings averaging more than 250 km/h.

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