Photos: China launches its new maglev train, capable of reaching 600 kilometers per hour

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July 20, 2021, 17:28 GMT

Today, this train is considered the fastest ground vehicle in the world.

China launched its new magnetic train, also known as the maglev type, on Tuesday. The production line exit ceremony was held in the coastal city of Qingdao (in Shandong Province), Reports Xinhua Agency. At present, this train is considered the fastest land vehicle in the world, as it is capable of reaching speeds of up to 600 kilometers per hour.

The project started in October 2016 and was developed by Chinese engineers, Without cooperation from other countries. A prototype train was actually tested in Shanghai last June after being assembled in Qingdao.

Meanwhile, China is making progress in building high-speed railways. Thus, at the end of 2020 the Asian giant It had 37,900 kilometers of this type of line in service.

Maglev type rails are supported and pushed by a large number of magnets, to avoid the friction found between wheels and tracks in traditional public transport. In addition, they cause Less noise pollution Because it has no noise and has a smaller bend radius.

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