The fastest train in the world

by Old Bone Machine

The Shanghai Maglev Train reaches speeds in excess of 400 km/h and currently holds the world speed record for a commercial service. The high-speed magnetic levitation train runs on a dedicated 30 km line that links the Shanghai Pudong International Airport to the outskirts of Pudong in China.

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At the Tour de San Luis in Argentina, Mark Cavendish, riding with his new Omega Pharma-QuickStep team train sprinted to an emphatic Stage One victory. It was his maiden voyage with the team.

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Andre Greipel with his well-oiled Lotto-Belisol team train did the same at the Tour Down Under in Australia. Greipel was brutal. The stage victory was Greipel’s 12th at the Tour equalling Robbie McEwen’s record.

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I’m not much of a trainspotter but I can’t wait to see who has the fastest train this season.

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