Presently the fastest bullet train in the world is the Shanghai Maglev Train in China. Here’s some stats on it:
Commercial Operation: 431 kilometers per hour (268 mph)
Non Commercial Test: 501 kilometers per hour (311 mph)
The top operational commercial speed of this train is 431 km/h (268 mph), making it the world’s fastest train in regular commercial service since its opening in 2004. During a test run on 12 November 2003, the train achieved a record speed of 501 km/h (311 mph).
The Shanghai Maglev Train or Shanghai Transrapid is a magnetic levitation train, or maglev line that operates in Shanghai, China. The line is the first commercially operated high speed magnetic levitation line in the world!
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