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5th anniversary of the Alstom world rail speed record

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574.8 km/h = 14 months of the team work + 100.000 man-hours + 100 engineers and technicians was the formula for success of the V150 trainset which established the world rail speed record on 3rd April 2007.

17 years and 59.5 km/h separate the Alstoms V150 trainset, fourth world champion in the companys story, from the previous companys world rail speed record, set up by a TGV train in 1990.

Here is the Alstom world records story:

18 May 1990:  515.3 km/h (TGV 117 and TGV 140)

26 February 1981:  380 km/h (TGV 100)

28 March 1955: 320 km/h (locomotive CC7107)