A China high speed rail train set a new world’s record by achieving “302 miles per hour (486 kilometers per hour) Friday during a test run of a yet-to-be opened link between Beijing and Shanghai, state media said.” Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for the news report (mandarin).

The Xinhua News Agency said it was the fastest speed recorded by an unmodified conventional commercial train. Other types of trains in other countries have traveled faster.

[via Yahoo]