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French train aims to break speed record

French train aims to break speed record
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First Published: Tue, Apr 03 2007. 02 20 AM IST
Updated: Tue, Apr 03 2007. 02 20 AM IST
PARIS: France’s high-speed Train a Grande Vitesse (TGV) train will try to smash its own world record and run at 580 km per hour on Tuesday in a move that manufacturer Alstom hopes will help it trounce its Japanese and German rivals in a rapidly expanding market.
Weather conditions permitting, a black V150 train will rocket along a stretch of the new high-speed line between Paris and the city of Strasbourg on France’s border with Germany. The experimental version of the TGV will aim to break the current 17-year-old record of 515.3 km per hour.
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First Published: Tue, Apr 03 2007. 02 20 AM IST
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