Public transportation comes in many different forms, shapes, and sizes. In Japan, bullet trains are making a lot of headlines. Also known as Shinkansen, the network of high-speed railway lines produces some impressive train “speeds” The following vehicles show how fast trains are capable of traveling on this network of railways.
It is almost unthinkable to be seated on a bullet train capable of surpassing a speed of 260 miles per hour. This speed is on par with most race cars driving in a straight line at top speed. The Class 952/953 train, also referred to as STAR21, successfully achieved a speed of 2641 miles per hour in July of 1996. The test was performed at a dedicated part of the high-speed railway network, but things have vastly improved ever since.