China is a world leader for many things and that includes high-speed trains. Still, the fastest trains in the world are not without dangers. Following two crashes
that killed 40 people in 2017, China's fleet of high-speed trains had their speed temporarily capped at 300km/h. The trains
were permitted, though, to return to their maximum operating speed of almost 350 km/h.
China's trains have the highest operating speed of any fleet worldwide, beating the French TGV and Japanese Shinkansen. According to data complied by travel agent Omio
, the French train does hold the record for highest speed ever reached at a mind-blowing 575 km/h, even though this is not achieved during normal operations. Japan's Shinkansen ties with the TGV and the Moroccan RGV-M for second-fastest maximum operating speed, but trails several country's high-speed fleets when it comes to top speeds.