375 MPH! Japanese Maglev Shatters World Record!
Japan’s Magnetic Levitation trains are breaking records left and right!
It all started when a Maglev train hit a speed of 590 kilometers per hour (366 mph) besting a world record not touched in 12 years.
This maglev train is currently operating at a test track in Yamanashi prefecture of Japan.
However that just wasn’t enough for the Central Japan Railway Co. Not even a full week later, they’ve gone ahead and broken the record again. The trains new record has been set at 603 kilometers per hour (375 mph)!
The Northeast Maglev, a company in the United States, is attempting to build a maglev line between Washington, DC and New York City!
The maglev line, which is scheduled to start bearing passengers in 2027, will commercially operate at a top speed of 505 kph (314 mph) making the journey from Tokyo to Nagoya, a roughly 350 kilometer trip (roughly 217 miles) achievable in just 40 minutes!
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