CAF HT65000 Train, Turkey

High Speed Trains in Europe

High-speed lines in Europe are common since beginning of 1980s.

France, Germany, Italy and Spain built new special long distance high-speed tracks for 300 to 350 km/h.

Other countries like Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and Norway have mainly shorter distances on high-speed, usually at 200 or 250 km/h.

Switzerland build it to operate in their hub and spoke system to reach within 60 minutes travel time in between major cities.

New long distance high-speed track developments are going on in Poland.

The report* shows some of European high-speed trains collected on different trips.

High Speed Trains in Austria

High Speed Trains in Belgium

High Speed Trains in Czech Republic

High Speed Trains in Finland

High Speed Trains in Germany

High Speed Trains in France

High Speed Trains in Italy

High Speed Trains in Nederland

High Speed Trains in Norway

High Speed Trains in Sweden

High Speed Trains in Switzerland

High Speed Trains in Turkey

by Peider Trippi, Switzerland ©

* All information by Wikipedia, Hochgeschwindigkeitszüge.com, train building companies and train operators. All pictures copyright by P.Trippi-Services. Otherwise see copyright note.

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