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

(CNN) — China has revealed a prototype for a brand new high-speed Maglev prepare that is succesful of reaching speeds of 620 kilometers (385 miles) per hour.

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

The glossy 21-meter-long (69 toes) prototype was unveiled to media within the metropolis of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, on January 13. In addition, college researchers constructed 165 meters (541 toes) of monitor to reveal how the prepare would feel and appear in transit, in accordance with state-run Xinhua News.

Professor He Chuan (vice chairman of Southwest Jiaotong University, which labored on the prototype) instructed reporters that the prepare may very well 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 doable inside for the brand new Maglev prepare.

Liu Kun/Xinhua/Sipa USA

China is dwelling to the world’s largest high-speed rail community, which stretches over 37,000 kilometers, and the quickest commercially working prepare — the Shanghai maglev.

The nation’s first high-speed Maglev prepare, it started working in 2003. Running at a high pace of 431 kph, the prepare hyperlinks Shanghai Pudong Airport and Longyang Road within the jap facet of Shanghai.

China has been desperate to make additional infrastructure enhancements forward of the 2022 Winter Olympics, which is able to happen in Beijing.

This time final yr, China unveiled a brand new 174-kilometer high-speed railway line connecting Beijing with 2022 Winter Olympics host metropolis Zhangjiakou, chopping the journey time between the 2 from three hours to 47 minutes.

Earlier this month, the nation debuted a bullet prepare particularly designed to withstand freezing temperatures. The CR400AF-G prepare can journey as much as 350 kilometers per hour in climate as chilly as -40 levels Celsius (-40 levels Fahrenheit).
It will run on routes between Beijing, Shenyang and Harbin — the latter of which is so chilly that it hosts an annual snow and ice festival.

CNN’s Shanshan Wang contributed reporting.



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