10. THSR 700T, 186.4 mph, Taiwan
THSR 700T is a series of Taiwanese high-speed multiple unit trains. This service started on 5th January 2007 between Taipei City and Kaohsiung. At the top speed of 186.4 mph, THSR 700T could shorten the journey time between these cities from four and a half hours to just 90 minutes.
A 700T train has 12 car sets in total. It features a multi-engine system and 9 out of 12 cars provides power for the train. What it offers are the speed and space.
700T trains are built in Japan by the consortium of three major companies – Kawasaki heavy industries, Nippon Sharyo, and Hitachi. The powerful motors in 700T provide an acceleration from 0-186.4 mph in just 15 minutes.
The adoption of European safety requirements also promises enhanced safety features in 700T like bi-directional operation, instability detection system, fire and smoke detectors and station stopping control.
There are thirty 700T trains are operated under Taiwan High-Speed Rail currently each 700T train has a single business class and 11 standard class cars. The business class cabin in 700T can seat 66 passengers, and standard class offers 923 seats. The cars of THSR 700T are soundproof and provide real-time travel information.
Top speed: 186.4 miles per hour
Acceleration: 0 to 186.4 mph in 15 minutes
12 car sets
Instability detection system
Fire and smoke detectors
Station stopping control
Single business class with 66 seats
11 standard class cars with 923 seats