5th anniversary of the Alstom world rail speed record
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)