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High Speed Rail trains speed comparisons showing average speed and maximum top speed for trains from the U.S. (Acela), China, France (TGV), Eurostar, and Japan (Shinkansen).

High Speed Rail trains speed comparisons showing average speed and maximum top speed for trains from the U.S. (Acela), China, France (TGV), Eurostar, and Japan (Shinkansen).

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  • Global HSR: High Speed Rail A comparison of speeds in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and China 3G Mobility February 2010
  • U.S.: How fast is High Speed? The next generation of transportation 3G MOBILITY What does “High Speed” mean? U.S. Amtrak Acela : Average operating speed: 71.5 MPH ( maximum 150 MPH for two stretches totaling 28 miles between Boston and New York City ) Image adapted from The New York Times . See sources at end of this PPT.
    • Acela: Washington, DC to New York City
    • 4 stops (Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia, Newark)
    • Fastest time: 2 hours 47 minutes
    • (as published 12/30/09, effective from 11/9/09)
    • Distance: approximately 230 miles
    • Average speed: 83 MPH (top speed about 135 MPH )
    • Acela: New York City to Boston, MA
    • 5 stops (Stamford, CT; New Haven, CT; Providence, RI; Route 128, MA; Boston Back Bay)
    • Fastest time: 3 hours 35 minutes
    • (as published 12/30/09, effective from 11/23/09)
    • Distance: approximately 225 miles
    • Average speed: 63 MPH (top speed about 150 MPH )
    Between New York City and Stamford, CT the Acela averages 48 MPH. Including a stop of about 11-16 minutes in New York City, the total travel time from Washington, DC to Boston, MA is about 6 hours and 35 minutes. Total average travel speed: 71.5 MPH
  • UK and France: HSR Speeds The next generation of transportation 3G MOBILITY Eurostar (London to Paris) : Average operating speed: 136 MPH ( maximum 186 MPH to over 200 MPH )
    • Eurostar: London, UK to Paris, France (via Chunnel)
    • No stops, express service
    • Fastest time: 2 hours 15 minutes
    • (as published 12/30/09, effective from 12/13/09)
    • Distance: approximately 306 miles
    • Average speed: 136 MPH (top speed about 186 MPH+)
    • Paris, France to Lyon, France
    • 2 stops (Macon-Loche and Le Creusot)
    • Fastest time: 1 hour 53 minutes
    • (according to Eurostar website)
    • Distance: approximately 264 miles (425 kilometers)
    • Average speed: 140 MPH (top speed about 186 MPH)
    TGV (Paris to Lyon) : Average operating speed: 140 MPH ( maximum 186 MPH ) Map adapted from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/uk_news/6978427.stm
  • China: High Speed Rail The next generation of transportation 3G MOBILITY CRH2 and CRH3 (Wuhan to Guangzhou) : Average operating speed: 136 MPH ( maximum 217 MPH )
    • Wuhan–Guangzhou High-Speed Railway
    • 13 stops (from Wuhan to Guangzhou North)
    • Fastest time: 2 hours 55 minutes
    • Distance: approximately 573 miles (922 kilometers)*
    • Average speed: 196 MPH (top speed 217 MPH)
    * From Wuhan to Guangzhou North station CRH2 and CRH3 (Beijing to Tianjin) : Average operating speed: 146 MPH ( maximum 205 MPH )
    • Beijing—Tianjin Intercity Railway
    • No stops
    • Fastest time: 30 minutes
    • Distance: approximately 73 miles (117 kilometers)
    • Average speed: 146 MPH (top speed 205 MPH)
  • Japan: How fast is High Speed? The next generation of transportation 3G MOBILITY JR Central Shinkansen (Tokyo to Osaka) : Average operating speed: 133 MPH ( maximum 168 MPH )
    • Shinkansen: Hakata to Osaka, Japan
    • 5 stops (Kobe, Okayama, Hiroshima, Tokuyama, Kokura)
    • Fastest time: 2 hours 21 minutes
    • (according to JORSA)
    • Distance: approximately 344.2 miles
    • Average speed: 146.5 MPH (top speed 186 MPH)
    • Shinkansen: Osaka to Tokyo, Japan
    • 4 Stops (Kyoto, Nagoya, Yokohama, Shinagawa)
    • Fastest time: 2 hour 25 minutes
    • (according to JORSA)
    • Distance: approximately 320.1 miles
    • Average speed: 132.5 MPH (top speed 168 MPH)
    JR West Shinkansen (Hakata to Osaka) : Average operating speed: 147 MPH ( maximum 186 MPH ) Japan Osaka Tokyo Hakata JR East JR Central JR West JR Kyushu Map adapted from http:// www.ciosbahn.net/dream/inglese/velocita/shinka.php
  • High Speed Rail: Competition The next generation of transportation 3G MOBILITY Maglev Trains Shanghai, China: Shanghai Maglev Train Distance: 19 miles (30.5 km) Maximum Speed: 268 mph (431 km/hr) Travel time: 7 minutes 20 seconds Average Operating Speed: 158 mph Route from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to the Pudong Longyang Road Station. click image for video
  • High Speed Rail: What is possible? The next generation of transportation 3G MOBILITY Here is a video from April 2007 showing a live test run of a TGV train which reaches 357 miles per hour (nearly 575 kilometers per hour)!!! 3:13 of video click video image to watch
  • High Speed Rail: Travel Rates/Prices The next generation of transportation 3G MOBILITY How far and How much? Cost of Trips: Trip Distance (miles) One-Way Roundtrip Acela: Washington, DC to New York 230 $133 $266 Acela: New York to Boston 225 $93 $186 TGV: Paris to Lyon 225 $87 $174 Eurostar: London to Paris 306 $64 $128 Shinkansen: Tokyo to Osaka 320 $142 $284 Shinkansen: Osaka to Hakata 344 $141 $282 China: Wuhan to Guangzhou 573 $70 $140