China builds 1000 km maglev train route – for speeds beyond 600 kmph

October 07, 2019 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
China builds 1000 km maglev train route – for speeds beyond 600 kmph
The construction of a 1000 km long magnetic high-speed railway line for 600 km/h to 1000 km/h in the People's Republic of China is scheduled to begin as early as 2020.

The maglev technology is based on magnetic forces to elevate the train a few centimeters above the rail and to propel it. Since it does not involve any moving parts, it does not generate any friction. For this reason, trains can achieve very high speeds at higher power efficiency than conventional ones. The maglev technology was brought to series maturity in Europe in the 90s. It is not without irony that at this time it was strongly rejected by environmentalists, so that it could not be implemented anywhere.

According to official Chinese media, modern maglev trains between the cities of Guangzhou and Wuhan will initially run at a speed of 600 km/h. The trains will be equipped with a new technology, which will allow them to travel at a speed of 600 km/h. The journey time between the two cities is to be shortened from about 10 hours to only two hours. At the same time, the maglev line will be designed for a maximum speed of 1,000 km/h as a precautionary measure.

The 1000 kilometer long line will be built by the Wuhan-based China Railway Siyuan Survey and Design Group, which is a subsidiary of the state-owned CRCC China Railway Construction Corporation, reports the Wuhan Evening News citing the Chinese news site Thatsmag.com.


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