Faster and faster
The term “high-speed trains” has multiple interpretations. Representatives of French railways (SNCF) define them as vehicles developing a speed of 156 – 187 mph (250 – 300 km/h), while for the German DB the speed range is 124 – 187 mph (200 – 300 km/h). It would be correct to state that nearly all contemporary high-speed trains are electric vehicles (both locomotives and wagons) or electric multiple units (EMU). They run on specially built routes at speeds exceeding 156 mph (250 km/h). Electric multiple units with a tilting box, however, which can be seen on traditional lines, travel faster than 124 mph (200 km/h).