574.8 km per hour

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Alstom’s record breaking run on 3 April 2007 (click on pic for video)

A year, one month and 12 days ago the French broke the world speed record for a conventional (steel wheel on steel rail) passenger train.

High Speed Railways (line speed at least 150mph/250kmph)

Now which country was it that first introduced railways as a modern form of transport?

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