Have you ever fantasized about riding aboard a train that can reach speeds of 600 kilometers per hour?
Maglev is the answer to your inquisitiveness.
This line was built for 380 km/h (236 mph) and launched in 2011, although it is currently restricted to 350 km/h (217 mph). The Maglev runs roughly 19 miles from Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport to the Longyang metro station in the suburbs of Shanghai for $8 per passenger, per ride.
It is the train that harnesses magnetic levitation (maglev) technology to complete the route in a little over 7 minutes, doesn’t go to the city center. As a result, since its debut in 2004, the majority of passengers have been travelers on their way to and from the airport, cameras ready to snap a snapshot of the speed indicators when the train reaches 431 km/h (267 mph).
Maglev trains, like ordinary trains, do not use wheels or a standard track, instead of relying on electromagnets to move. It raises the train off the track a little. Because they do not rely on friction for braking or acceleration, these trains are more efficient than conventional trains.
While no inter-city or inter-province maglev lines exist in China yet to make use of the faster speeds, certain cities, such as Shanghai and Chengdu, have begun study. China has been experimenting with the technology on a small basis for nearly two decades. A small maglev line connects one of Shanghai’s airports to the city.
As a result, the world’s fastest train isn’t operating to its full potential, but China is experimenting further with Maglev development. High-speed trains have a great deal of potential to boost economic activity and create jobs. Not all countries could afford a high-speed train due to their high cost, yet high-speed trains can be very useful.