The prototype locomotive was unveiled in China, the maglev train is designed to reach a speed of 620kmh

The high speed locomotive was presented in the city of Chengdu, China. It was developed by Southwest Jiaotong University, China Railway Group Limited and CRRC Corporation Limited and involved an investment of 60 million yuan.

The maglev train presented it is only a prototype, however the train would begin service in 2021 but the company didn’t give an exact date yet. It is designed not to run on rails but to float above the track using a technology known as maglev. Travelling just above the track will provide forward propulsion, produce less noise and vibration and eliminate the friction from the metal wheel of conventional trains.

 

 

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