California High Speed Rail... now under construction. (Photo source: NC3D)
State of the art in trains
High speed trains are the central component of a high speed rail system. The other key components include special high performance dedicated track, and advanced signalling systems. High speed trains are specially designed and assembled as secure 'trainsets' to operate at speeds of 186 - 225 mph. Technologically sophisticated and visually impressive, these trains are being built and expanded all over the world. They are sleek, fast, and comfortable, and offer a variety of amenities that make traveling and commuting a relaxing pleasure.
The New ITALO, now operating across Italy!
Germany, from the driver's seat
HSR BOOMING GLOBALLY: China - 800 trainsets operating France - 600 trainsets operating Japan - 450 trainsets operating Spain - 300 trainsets operating USA - 20 trainsets operating
Japan, Germany, Russia, Belgium, Tiawan, Spain, China, Italy, France
Efficiency and style united
France, TGV Interior Seating
Spain, Cafe Car
France, TGV Lounge Car
New Lacroix Designed TGV Interiors
"Running from horizon to horizon, highly polished rails shimmer in the morning sun. It is quiet, but then the rails start to quiver and reverberate... the air suddenly moves... a sucking sound... and WHOOSH!! Four hundred tons of metal blitz by. As quick as it came it's gone, the vibrating overhead wires twitching and resonating with an alien sound are the only traces of its passing.
The sheer exhilaration of seeing a high speed train flat out at maximum speed is astonishing. Human senses are not prepared to take in a massive train rocketing along the ground at 3 miles a minute or faster." -Brian Solomon, Bullet Trains
Spain at 200 mph
ITALO... The Ferrari Train zoming across Italy
France, TGV First Class Seating
TGV Tourist Class Seating
Germany, ICE Train with on-board conference room
Spain, Cafe Car
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