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Maglev train: China debuts prototype that can hit speeds of 620 kilometers per hour


(CNN) โ€” China has revealed a prototype for a model new high-speed Maglev put together that is capable of reaching speeds of 620 kilometers (385 miles) per hour.

The put together runs on high-temperature superconducting (HTS) vitality that makes it look as if the put together is floating alongside the magnetized tracks.

The trendy 21-meter-long (69 ft) prototype was unveiled to media inside the metropolis of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, on January 13. In addition to, school researchers constructed 165 meters (541 ft) of observe to show how the put together would appear and feel in transit, in response to state-run Xinhua Info.

Professor He Chuan (vice chairman of Southwest Jiaotong School, which labored on the prototype) instructed reporters that the put together might probably be “operational” inside 3-10 years.

He added: “Sichuan has rich rare earth resources, which is very beneficial to our construction of permanent magnet tracks, thus promoting the faster development of experiments.”

One possible interior for the new Maglev train.

One potential inside for the model new Maglev put together.

Liu Kun/Xinhua/Sipa USA

China is residence to the world’s largest high-speed rail group, which stretches over 37,000 kilometers, and the quickest commercially working put together — the Shanghai maglev.

The nation’s first high-speed Maglev put together, it began working in 2003. Working at a main velocity of 431 kph, the put together hyperlinks Shanghai Pudong Airport and Longyang Road inside the jap side of Shanghai.


China has been wanting to make extra infrastructure enhancements ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics, which might occur in Beijing.

This time remaining yr, China unveiled a model new 174-kilometer high-speed railway line connecting Beijing with 2022 Winter Olympics host metropolis Zhangjiakou, lowering the journey time between the two from three hours to 47 minutes.

Earlier this month, the nation debuted a bullet put together notably designed to resist freezing temperatures. The CR400AF-G put together can journey as a lot as 350 kilometers per hour in local weather as chilly as -40 ranges Celsius (-40 ranges Fahrenheit).
It could actually run on routes between Beijing, Shenyang and Harbin — the latter of which is so chilly that it hosts an annual snow and ice competitors.

CNN’s Shanshan Wang contributed reporting.


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