Visualizing the fastest trains in the world

From Shanghai’s Transrapid to Italy’s Frecciargento, we compiled a list of the 20 fastest trains in the world right now. Then we pitted them all against each other in a race for top spot. To demonstrate how fast these trains are, we also put an American passenger train in the race.

Hit the button below to start the race and find out
which train leaves the others for dust.