World Speed Survey 2005: France regains rail's blue riband

Running at a start-to-stop average speed of 263·3 km/h, a single TGV between Lyon-St Exupéry and Aix-en-Provence has nudged France to the top in our 2005 world speed survey, overtaking Japan's 261·8 km/h timing between Hiroshima and Kokura

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