外文标题：China unveils 2900 kph super-maglev train
The world’s fastest train is on the way, although the technology remains at a testing stage in the laboratory.
China is testing the so-called super-maglev train, which operates in a vacuum tube and could reach as high as 2,900 kilometers per hour, Hong Kong Commercial Daily reported Monday.
Chinese researchers at the Applied Superconductivity Laboratory of Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu have successfully tested a concept train encapsulated in a vacuum tube, which would help reduce the speed limitations imposed by air resistance on regular maglev trains.
Dr. Deng Zigang, who led the project, said his team has already successfully reached a speed of 25 km per minute, and researchers are now working on a vacuum tube, which could lift the speed limit to 50 km per minute in the future.
If successful, that would mark a great breakthrough in China’s ambitious plan to export the high-speed train to the United States.
China is now in talks to build a high-speed railway that would connect the Chinese capital Beijing with the continental US. The China-US rail link may use the magnetic levitation technology, according to media reports.
The entire journey from China to the US would take only two days.
Currently, the Shanghai Maglev Train connecting Pudong International Airport and Longyang Road subway station operates at a speed of over 430 kilometers per hour, making it the world’s fastest passenger-carrying train.
This is nothing new, more speed of Maglev only need more investment, increasing speed is no bar.
Not when you are going for supersonic speeds.
Maglev has poor commercial value if speed goes too high. That's why the researchers in Westerner countries only working on the speed between 500-600 kmph.
Yes, yes, expensive yet inferior Japanese high-speed rail tech might find widespread commercial use in India.
Seeing the reputation of Chinese goods across the world, you gave me goosebump when you called Japanese tech as inferior.
Why bring India into it man, he is just comparing the commercial value with the original maglev trains, since you named it super-maglev.....
Anyway I think it will be a very good tech demonstrator and help building the future of chinese railway manyfold....
That's a given, especially when you need vacuum tubes. But having a know how is a good thing.