Japan Tests World's Fastest Train
May 22, 2019

Japan to start testing World’s fastest train which will reach speeds up-to 400km/h

The Shinkansen Bullet trains have been running at speeds of up to 320 km/h since 2014 making them the fastest in Japan. Now Japan has started testing their newest version of the Shinkansen called the ALFA-X which is said to reach a speed of 400 km/h. The testing has begun already and will go on for 3 years. The train should be ready for the public by 2030 where it will reach a speed of 360 km/h easily becoming the fastest in the world. The train will have 10 compartments and a long pointed nose will help to reach such high speeds.

The tests will take place after midnight and twice a week in between the cities of Sendai and Aomori which are at a distance of 280 km. In 2015 Japan tested a special magnetic levitation train that reached speeds of 603 km/h but was only on an experimental track. India have plans to have the Mumbai - Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor ready by late 2020 the train will reach speeds as high as 350 km/h and be using the Shinkansen engines. This is a joint project of the Indian and Japanese governments, currently under construction, tracks in Maharashtra will start being built after the 2019 Monsoon season. New Delhi Bhopal Shatabdi Express is the fastest train in India right now reaching speeds of 150 km/h.