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Sunday, June 14, 2015

300+ kmph TGV Trains of France

Apna number kab aayega? In India, we have the largest rail network in the world, but we are still waiting for the bullets or really fast trains. Japan, Taiwan and China have the bullet trains. Even Europe has super fast trains that go at a speed above 300 kmph.

Fast TGV Trains of France

On my recent trip to Europe, I took one such super fast train from Heidelberg, Germany to Paris, France. While the train was in Germany, it stayed at speeds below 200kmph, but once it crossed into the French border, it seldom went below speeds of 300kmph and topped 326kmph during the 3 and a half hour journey. With clear and big windows on a double deck, I happily watched the beautiful landscapes wizz past me. In spite of the speed, the trains are super comfortable inside and you don’t feel the speed inside the train with the exception for a good force feedback feeling in your chest that comes with high speed vehicles. When will India get such trains? More so, will we ever get trains like this in Namma Bengaluru where the metro has taken close to a decade and still under construction?



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