China Plans to Develop Maglev Train that can Exceed 600km/hour

China railway company plans to produce high-speed maglev train by 2020

China Plans to Develop Maglev Train that can Exceed 600km/hour
November 28, 2016 1:51 pm

Chinese railway company has announced plans to develop maglev train technology.

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State-owned China Railway Rolling Stock announced last month that it would start research to produce a high-speed maglev train by 2020, according to People’s Daily. A maglev train designed and built by local firms began a trial run in Changsha in May, but its maximum speed is only 100km/h.

China already has a commercial maglev line that runs between the city of Shanghai and Pudong International Airport, with a top speed of 430km/h. This train was developed and built with the help of a German consortium.

People’s Daily reported that a maglev line could be developed between Beijing and Shanghai to cut travel time to two and half hours. The current high-speed train takes about 5 hours to travel between the two Chinese big cities.

Last year in April, Japan tested a maglev train with speeds that reached 603km/hour and  breaking its own speed record set just a week earlier.

China has the advantage of scale of developing railway lines for its vast territory, and state funding. The nation has built about 20,000km of high-speed railway lines in a decade, and is continuing its spending spree on railways. Abroad, China has been in a hotly contested race with Japan to export high-speed rail technology in recent years. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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