China Launches World’s Fastest Train At 600 Kmph Speed: Travel 1000 Kms In 2.5 Hours With Maglev Train
Fastest Ground Vehicle
Interestingly, its speed would recognize this train as the fastest ground vehicle globally.
On top of that, it is also self-developed by China and manufactured in the coastal city of Qingdao.
Basically, “Maglev” is an abbreviation of “magnetic levitation.”
So far, the most populous country in the world has been using the technology for almost two decades on a very limited scale.
In addition to its speed, the train emits low levels of noise pollution and requires less maintenance than other high-speed trains, as informed by Liang Jianying, deputy general manager and chief engineer of CRRC Sifang, to Chinese state media .
Ambitious Plan Of 3-Hour Transportation
During 2019, A prototype of the new maglev train was revealed to the media.
China announced ambitious plans to create “3-hour transportation circles” between major metropolitan areas in the same year.
So far, high-speed rail is a major priority in China, mainly focusing on connecting more of its large cities by train to reduce the time and expense required to travel around the world’s most populous country.
At present, China has the average high-speed train at about 350 kph. Compared to planes, there is much difference as they fly at 800-900 kph.
But this latest Train like the one unveiled in Qingdao this week could fill a critical middle space.
Some Fact About About The Maglev Train
- There is a short maglev line running from one of Shanghai airports to town.
- It would only take 2.5 hours to travel from Beijing to Shanghai by train, a journey of more than 1,000 km At 600 kph.
- First launched in October 2016, the high-speed maglev train project saw the development of a magnetic-levitation train prototype with a designed top speed of 600 km per hour in 2019 and conducted a successful test run in June 2020.