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CNN Travel: Al Boraq, sixth fastest train in the world


The website specialized in tourism CNN Travel has just unveiled its “fly without wings” ranking of the fastest trains in the world. Al Boraq, the only high-speed train in Africa took sixth place in the Top 10.

The first and so far only high-speed train on the African continent, Al Boraq, the Moroccan TGV connecting Casablanca to Tangier, has been awarded sixth place in the ranking of the American site CNN Travel.

With a top speed of 320 km / h, on a dedicated 186 km line between Tangier and Kenitra, the TGV inaugurated in November 2018, has thus carved out a place of choice among the fastest trains in the world.

“Al Boraq also holds the African rail speed record – during pre-service tests in 2017,” said CNN Travel, noting that “until proven guilty, high-speed train is the most efficient alternative to air transport. “.

At the top of the rankings is the Chinese ultra-fast at 460 km / h, using so-called Maglev magnetic levitation technology, and connecting Shanghai Pudong Airport to Longyang Road Station in the city center. Second place also goes to the Chinese “CR400” with 350 km / h.

In third place is the ICE3, the German TGV at 330 km / h, followed by the French high-speed train at 320 km / h, which connects several European cities.

Fifth place in the ranking goes to the Japanese TGV “JR Est E5” which travels at a speed of 320 km / h.

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