The fastest train in the world appeared in China

The high-speed maglev train, which can reach speeds of 600 km/h, opened on Tuesday, July 20 in Qingdao, China, it was reported. CNN And the interested in trade. Developed by the state-owned China Railway Corporation, it is considered the fastest train in the world. “Maglev” is an abbreviation for “magnetic levitation”. In fact, the train appears to “float” thanks to the electromagnetic force that causes it to hover over the rails.

In addition to its speed, the train emits low noise pollution and requires less maintenance than other high-speed trains, says Liang Jianying, deputy general manager and chief engineer of CRRC Sifang. A prototype of the new Maglev train was presented in 2019. In the same year, China then announced ambitious plans to create “3-hour transport circuits” between major cities.

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High-speed rail is a major issue for China, as it aims to reduce the time and cost of traveling around the world’s most populous country. To date, Chinese TGVs operate at a speed of about 350 km / h, while aircraft fly at a speed of 800-900 km / h. However, the new Maglev, unveiled in Qingdao this week, cannot be widely deployed, due to the lack of channels capable of accommodating it. So far, only one line has been built for commercial use. It connects Shanghai Pudong Airport with Longyang Road Station in the city center. The 30 km journey takes just over seven minutes. Other Maglev lines are said to be under construction, including one linking Shanghai and Hangzhou and one linking Chengdu and Chongqing.

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