**What is the average train speed in the UK? **

The average speed at which trains in the UK travel is between 60 and 65 mph (between 95 and 105 km/h). On main lines they can reach a speed of 130 mph (210 km/h). The actual maximum commercial train speed in the UK is 186 mph (300 km/h) and 249 mph (400 km/h) for Maglev trains.

**Is the speed of trains increasing? **

Yes, thanks to technological developments it is possible to make trains travel faster. The very first trains only reached the speed of 23.6 mph (38 km/h).

**What is the fastest train in the world?**

When we want to know the fastest train in the world, a distinction has to be made between a train on wheels and a train on magnetic rails. The fastest train on wheels is the French TGV150, and reaches a maximum speed of 355 mph (574 km/h). In 2027 Japan will introduce the L-Zero Maglev train, where they are already reaching test speeds of 362 mph (581 km/h). This is not a train on wheels, but on magnetic rails.

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