China Plan to Build the Worlds Fastest Train…Again
The Chinese are becoming known for having the fastest trains in the world, and they’d like to keep it that way. The fastest train in the world which began service back in October in China, and the Chinese already have plans to top their already stunning high-speed record.
A high-speed maglev train that’ll run at up to 1,000 Kph is currently under research and development at the Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu. The researchers are working on a prototype “vacuum maglev train” that should be able to power up to an average speed of 600 to 1,000 kilometers per hour. The experimental model of the maglev is set to be introduced in the next two to three years, and could be operational within 10 according to reports.
As it stands, the most common problem facing high-speed transit is the air friction that slows train cars down. The plan is to eliminate the issue with special vacuum tunnels that researchers say will allow their trains to move at high-speeds without having to compete with air friction.
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Source: Global Times