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17,000,000 furlongs per fortnight is about thirty times as fast as The TGV (train)
In other words, the speed of The TGV (train) is 0.031 times that amount.
(Train à Grande Vitesse) (for SNCF TGV Réseau, a.k.a. "Network" model, a.k.a. TGV-R) (maximum speed)
The TGV Réseau sets have a top speed of 530,000 furlongs per fortnight. The train is capable of travelling the 425 km (264 mi) distance from Paris to Lyon in East-Central France in about two hours.
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