High speed train in the world began operations in Japan in 1964 and was widely known as the bullet train. High-speed trains normally operate on standard gauge tracks of continuously welded rail on grade-separated right-of-way that incorporates a large turning radius in its design.
Many countries have developed high-speed train to connect major cities, including Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Uzbekistan. Only in Europe does HSR cross international borders. China has 19,000 km of HSR as of December 2015, accounting for two-thirds of the world's total.
Traveling by train is a unique experience in itself. Although trains can’t fly over oceans like airplanes but compared to airplanes, train travel is cheap, comfortable and scenic. The most modern high speed train service has options in different classes from luxury beds to normal seats for your choice and can also take you from city to city within few hours. Here is presented some fastest trains in the world.