Last week China presented the prototype of a floating bullet train, which achieves top speeds of 600 kilometers per hour.
In 2021 the futuristic train would be put into use.
The so-called Maglev train, which stands for magnetic levitation or magnetic floating, uses the power of magnets to float and move forward.
The train was designed by China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), the largest train construction company in the world.
Experts believe that the project will completely change the mobility landscape in China.
The train is going to fill the gap between the high-speed train and the aircraft.
“Take the route from Beijing to Shanghai,” says CRRC Chief Engineer Ding Sansan. “Including the time to check in, it would take you 4.5 hours on the plane. It takes 5.5 hours with the high-speed train, and it would take 3.5 hours with the maglev train.”
Incidentally, it is not the first and fastest magnetic glider train. The record is in the hands of Japan. A speed record was set in 2015 at 374,5 mph (603 kilometers per hour).
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Fast as wind! China unveils the prototype of a high-speed maglev train which could be capable of speeds of up to 600 km/h.