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Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:50 PM

China's new high-speed train will 'float' over tracks to hit 370 miles an hour

A sleek prototype of a high-speed train unveiled recently in China is designed to carry passengers at a speed of 600 kilometers per hour, or 370 mph. Thatís more than 150 mph faster than the world's fastest passenger trains now in regular intercity service, which touch 217 mph on runs between Beijing and Shanghai.

The new train, under development by the state-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRCC), is designed not to run on rails but to float above the track using a technology known as magnetic levitation, or maglev.

Given the trainís tremendous speed, a trip by train could be even faster than traveling by air under certain circumstances, Ding Sansan, the head of the team developing the new train, told the Chinese newspaper Qingdao Daily. He said a trip from Beijing to Shanghai that might take four and a half hours by plane could be completed in about three and a half hours by the new maglev train.

Some media outlets reported that the train would begin service in 2021, but the company didnít give an exact date ó and rail experts say years of testing will be required before the train is ready to carry passengers.



https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/china-s-new-high-speed-train-will-float-over-tracks-ncna1014206?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:53 PM

1. It will still take 3-5 weeks for my on-line purchases from China

to arrive. They need catamaran fast boats for cargo shipping!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:56 PM

2. It's looking more and more like the 21st century will be dominated by China

Trump and the Republican Party's abdication of the USA's longstanding world leadership role only diminishes our international influence, and will ultimately impoverish this country.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:04 PM

3. I was there 5 years ago

and the one thing I can't get out of my mind is the stink of fertilizer made from human waste.
I guess with Billion and a half people, there is ample supply.

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Response to at140 (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:09 PM

4. Yes.. as technologically advanced as they may become, they have to get a grip on their environmental

woes. Heavens...

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Response to at140 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:06 AM

5. I never saw blue skies during my two weeks in Shanghai.

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