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China starts paving the way for super-fast magnetic cushion trains

Over the past few years, Chinaactively led the development in the field of creating extremely fast magnetic cushion trains. Repeatedly conducted tests of prototypes of railway transport of a new type and developed types of railway tracks. However, now, most likely, the Celestial authorities decided that it was time to proceed to decisive action and began to build tracks for super-fast magnetic cushion trains.

China is keen to become the country with the most extensive network of high-speed railways

What is a magnetic cushion train?

A magnetic cushion train is most often called"Muggle." This name is derived from the words "magnetic" - magnetic and "levitation" - levitation. Maglev is a train held above the railway track by the force of an electromagnetic field. Such a composition turns out to be “suspended” above the rail surface and does not touch it in the process of movement. Because of this, friction between the train and the rail is excluded. And thanks to this, the Muggle can develop much greater speed than almost any conventional railway transport.

What are magnetic cushion trains capable of?

It is believed that using the power of magneticlevitation, trains will be able to move at speeds from 600 to 1000 kilometers per hour. If you compare with existing samples, developing a speed of a maximum of 350 kilometers per hour, then this is a very tangible difference. Would you like to ride such a high-speed train? Write your opinion in the comments or in our chat in Telegram.

According to Asia Timesreferring to Changjiang Daily, at the end of last month, the installation of tracks for magnetic cushion trains began. Construction was approved after the publication of the results of a study conducted by the China Railway Group Limited Design Institute. They were commissioned with a feasibility study to create a new network of roads from Guangzhou to Beijing, on which trains could move at speeds up to 1000 kilometers per hour. High speed means that a trip from Guangzhou to Beijing with a length of 2,200 kilometers will take about 2 hours.

China’s magnetic cushion train at 600 kilometers per hour

Studies have also shown that the load onPopular trunk routes between Beijing and Shanghai, and Beijing and Guangzhou have grown by an average of 82% over the past decade. Railway cars are already "packed to the eyeballs." And during major holidays and during the vacation seasons, train tickets are simply not available. But at the same time, adding trains to existing routes is no longer possible. It is necessary to build new railways.

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China thus plans to buildrailway lines for magnetic cushion trains and the development of this network in the most popular destinations in the next one to two decades. And they have every chance of it. It was previously reported that the prototype train on a magnetic cushion will be ready for launch in 2020. Initially, the operating speed should reach 600 kilometers per hour. Well, do not forget that back in 2002, China launched a 30-kilometer line of magnetic cushion trains that circulate between the center of Shanghai and Pudong Airport, and trains travel through it at a speed of 430 kilometers per hour. Since then, the railway industry has only stepped up the pace of production.

There is also evidence that China will begin work on200-kilometer section of vacuum tubes to conduct experiments to test the modern high-temperature theory of superconductivity of the magnetic field, which ultimately can bring the speed of trains to 1000 kilometers per hour.