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 world's most luxurious train. Rovos Rail, which has been the world's most luxurious train since its opening trip in 1989, has been serving in South and East Africa. Also known as 'The Pride of Africa', Rovos Rail offers its guests the opportunity to experience a unique experience with comfort, luxury and personal services. In addition to being comfortable and high quality, this ultra luxury train also shows the natural beauties of Africa in terms of the route it travels. The luxurious train, which includes personalized suites, a rich food and beverage menu and unlimited service, also has large halls and observatories. Rovos Rail, which can host a maximum of 72 passengers in its guest suites, also has a magnificent interior design. So who would want to travel on this ultra luxury train?
2. World's Fastest Train
Next is the fastest train in the world. Many of you probably think this high-speed train is in Japan. However, the fastest train in the world is located in China. The Shanghai Maglev train, traveling for $ 8 per person, travels at a speed of 429 km per hour. The train, which does not travel in the city, goes from Pudong International airport in Shanghai to Longyang metro station. This high-speed train, which the Chinese are proud of, completes the approximately 30 km road in just 7 minutes. Shanghai Maglev certainly does not know 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 might guess, the world's busiest train is in India, the second most populous country in the world. The annual transportation of 7,172 trains connected to 9991 stations across the country in India is about 8421 million people. The number of passengers carried on the railways is even higher than that of some countries. In one day, Indian trains carry more than 25 million passengers, which is more than the Australian population. In the images of the train tracks, people almost ignore their lives to travel by train. It surprises everyone who sees images of people hanging from the train, traveling on the train. Although train travel is popular in the country, the capacity of the trains does not meet the population. For this reason, it is extremely normal to travel by knocking or clinging through the doors. Although these images cause worldwide surprise, they are considered as part of daily life for Indians.
4. World's Longest Train
The longest train in the world belongs to the company BHP Iron Ore, which operates in the iron mining industry operating in Port Hedland, Australia. The total length of the train is 7,353 km. The entire train consists of 682 wagons and is towed by 8 locomotives. Each locomotive has 6000 horsepower General Electric AC engine. The mass, which can carry 82.262 tons of ore in one go, and its loaded weight reaches 100.000 tons. This powerful and long system is used for the transportation of iron ore produced from the quarry.
5. Train Station with a Single Passenger
Do you think a state keeps a train line open so that it does not suffer a single citizen? While this seems impossible to many of you, it happened in Japan. The number of people arriving at the train station on the island of Hokkaido, in the northernmost part of Japan, which was once a functioning place, decreased over time. And in the end, there was only one person who used the two-station line regularly: a high school girl. The Japanese Railways operating the line noticed the situation three years ago. However, although the line is hurting, 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 the school hours of the girl. The student whose name of the train line with a single passenger is not announced will continue to work until graduation. With this feature, this train line in Japan is the only one in the world.