20.11.2014 - News

Japan is testing a new speed train

Japan has tested a new high-speed Maglev train that can reach speeds of 500 km/h.


In testing was attended by 100 passengers. Maglev trains travel much faster than the famous Japanese bullet trains that reach speeds of 320 km / h. New trains use magnetic levitation to move to float above the tracks.

Central Japan Railway Company holds eight test experimental Maglev Shinkansen train on the test track in Yamanashi Prefecture. Nearly 30 thousand people have applied to receive one of the 2400 tickets for a test drive. Not being ready for operation up to 2027 years, high-speed trains will carry about 1,000 passengers, but the way the station Sinahava Tokyo to Nagoya city will take about 40 minutes, which is half that now.

Autor: Anastasiia Trepyton
Sourse: news.com.au