Sounds like – TGV single set on the Tours line

by Jeremy on 01-Jan-2011

This video of a TGV travelling at near 300kph on the Tours line was recorded in July 2010.  The short bird twitter at the end will give you a comparative indication of the noise of the train, both in volume and in type of noise.  The bird was about 10 metres away; the TGV was over 250 metres away.  (Apologies for the wind noise, we had only an unshielded microphone on the camera.)

TGV on Tours line 11 July 2010 at 250 metres

If HS2 goes ahead as currently planned a train much like this one but considerably longer and heavier, and much faster, will pass by on average every 1 minute 40 seconds.

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