Japan tests 310mph Maglev Train

Japan tests “floating” maglev trains of the future, designed to travel at speeds of 311mph (500km), have undergone their first test tracks.    Have a look at the video…

The maglev train will link central Tokyo with Nagoya station, cutting current bullet train journey times from 90 to 40 minutes.

The train uses state-of-the-art technology, and Central Japan Railway Co aim to have an established track from Tokyo to Osaka by 2045.

Maglev train uses magnets to ‘float’ above the track meaning there is limited friction.

Japan tests 310mph Maglev TrainImage © Yosuke Fukudome

via inhabitat

source Central Japan Railway Co