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.


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.