Japan to launch the fastest maglev train in the world

Published on : Friday, November 4, 2016

fastest-maglev-trainThe Land of the Rising Sun, Japan is about to awe-inspire the world by launching the fastest train in the world ‘maglev’, which is capable of running at 603 kilometres or 374 miles per hour.

 

 

The train has been tested near Mount Fuji on the latter half of October and the new train has managed to break the world record of 590 kilometres per hour that it previously achieved.

 

 

At present some of the maglev trains operate in China’s Changsha and Shanghai and South Korea’s Incheon at a slower speed, using magnetic repulsion to levitate the train and propel it.

 

 

The brand new Chuo Shinkansen maglev line is about to link Japan’s Tokyo to the city of Nagoya in just 40 minutes of time. Some of the industry experts believe that the train may be even faster than flying. Japan is also planning to extend the train line to Osaka in future.

 

 

It has been found that the new train will have 16 carriages and it will be able to carry around 1,000 passengers through the 286 kilometres long railway track.

 

 

The Central Japan Railway Company is developing the new maglav line and according to a manager of the firm, Tomoaki Seki, the firm has started to test the technology since 1997.

 

 

The new rail service will start to operate in the year 2027 for the travellers. Till then, the train will be refined furthermore.

 

 

In order to maintain the safety standards and to make the journey cost-efficient for the commuters, the train line is being developed at a slow pace.

 

 

According to Seki, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a big fan of this project and he is proposing a route from Washington to New York, at a speed equivalent to Tokyo to Nagoya.

 

 

The country of Japan is widely known for maintaining safety standards strictly. All the high-speed trains of Japan have recorded zero accidents in almost six decades. The new speedy and smooth train is about to take travellers to their destinations safely in a jiffy.

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