Trains, one of the oldest public transportation vehicles in the world, have been in our lives for centuries. Developing and changing trains with the developing technology are frequently preferred in terms of both freight and passenger transportation. We will introduce five of the most unique trains in the field.
1. The World's Most Luxury Train
Meet Rovos Rail, the most luxurious train in the world. Rovos Rail, which has been the world's most luxurious train since its opening tour at 1989, operates in South and East Africa. Rovos Rail, also known as 'Pride of Africa', offers its guests the opportunity to experience a unique experience with comfort, luxury and personal services. This ultra-luxurious train is not only comfortable and of high quality, but also shows the natural beauty of Africa in terms of the route it travels. The luxurious train, which offers personalized suites, an extensive food and beverage menu and unlimited service, also has large lively lounges and observation areas. Rovos Rail, which can accommodate maximum 72 passengers in guest suites, also has a magnificent interior design. Who would want to travel on this ultra-luxurious train?
2. World's Fastest Train
Next is the fastest train in the world. Most of you probably think this high-speed train is in Japan. However, the world's fastest train is located in China. The Shanghai Maglev train travels at 8 km per hour, traveling for $ 429 per person. The train, which does not travel in the city, goes from Pudong International airport in Shanghai to Longyang subway station. This high-speed train that the Chinese are proud of completes the approximate 30-km route in just 7 minutes. Shanghai Maglev certainly doesn't recognize competitors in terms of speed.
3. The World's Most Crowded Train
Which country do you think is the most crowded train in the world? As many of you would expect, the world's busiest train is in India, the world's second-largest country. In India, the annual passenger of the 7,172 train connected to the nationwide 9991 station is about 8421 million people. The number of passengers carried on the railways is even higher than the population of some countries. In one day, Indian trains carry more than 25 million passengers, more than the Australian population. In the images of the railroads, people almost ignore their lives in order to travel by train. Dangling from the train, people who see the images of people traveling on the train amazes everyone. Although train travel is popular in the country, the capacity of the trains does not meet the population. For this reason, it is very usual to travel by hanging or clinging to the doors. Although these images cause astonishment throughout the world, they are considered to be part of everyday life for Indians.
4. World's Longest Train
The world's longest train is owned by BHP Iron Ore, an iron mining company operating in Port Hedland, Australia. The total length of the train is 7,353 km. The entire string consists of 682 wagons and is towed by the 8 locomotive. Each locomotive has a 6000 horsepower General Electric AC engine. The load of 82.262 tonnes can be carried at one time and the loaded weight is 100.000 tonnes.
5. Train Station with a Single Passenger
Do you think a state keeps a train line open so that not a single citizen is a victim? Although this may seem impossible to many of you, it happened in Japan. The number of people arriving at the train station on the island of Hokkaido, which was once a working place in the north of Japan, has declined. And in the end, there is only one person who regularly uses the two-station line: a high school student. The Japanese Railways, who operated the line, discovered the situation three years ago. However, although the line is damaged, it was decided to operate the line at a loss so that the high school student is not a victim. Even the train's arrival and departure times are arranged according to her school hours. A single passenger train line, whose name is not disclosed, will continue to work until graduation. With this feature, this train line in Japan is the only one in the world.