New Chinese magnetic train will be able to reach a speed of 600 km / h

Chinese company China Railway Rolling StockCorporation (CRRC) presented a prototype of the Maglev, capable of accelerating to 600 kilometers per hour, which makes it the fastest magnetic cushion train in the world. The prototype of the new Maglev CRRC is assembled at an enterprise in Qingdao. In the near future his tests should begin. It is expected that the full-time operation of the new Maglev will begin in 2021.

Maglev or magnetic levitation trainsheld above the road, moving and controlled by the electromagnetic field, which creates between the composition itself and the roadway a small air cushion While on the move, the train does not touch the path and the only force that causes Maglev braking is aerodynamic drag. This technology allows the train to not only accelerate quickly, but also to do it very smoothly.

The cab driver of the new Chinese Maglev company CRRC

This level of comfort will be offered to passengers of the new Chinese Maglev.

New Chinese Maglev can significantlyto reduce travel time on those branches where it will be used, since its maximum speed will significantly exceed the capabilities of conventional trains.

“Take, for example, the journey from Beijing to Shanghai. Taking into account the full time of preparation, this journey will take 4.5 hours by plane, about 5.5 high-speed trains and only 3.5 hours with the help of the new maglev, ”Dring Sansan, deputy chief engineer of CRRC, quotes CNN.

Currently the fastest electromagneticThe world's best road is between Pudong International Airport and Lunyang Metro Station in Shanghai. The length of the line is about 30 kilometers. On it, the maglev passes in 7 minutes and 20 seconds at a speed of 430 kilometers per hour.

The fastest train in the world

In 2015, on the experimental part of the routebetween Tokyo and Nagoya in Japan, the speed record was set among magnetic train trains. Then the car managed to accelerate to 603 kilometers per hour. It is expected that such trains will start running in 2027, as soon as the construction of the nearly 300-kilometer Chuo Shinkansen branch between Tokyo and Osaka is completed. Such high-speed trains will reduce the travel time between Tokyo and Nagoya to 40 minutes, and between Tokyo and Osaka to 67 minutes, which is more than half the capacity of bullet trains using conventional rails.

Speaking of the latter, at the moment the mostfast Japanese bullet trains run at speeds of up to 360 kilometers per hour, but JR East is testing a new Alfa-X bullet train that can reach 400 kilometers per hour. It is planned to be put into permanent operation by 2030.

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