Japan’s Fastest Train Floats On Magnetic Tracks

Japan’s Fastest Train Floats On Magnetic Tracks
Innovation

Elevated trains can reach speeds of over 310 mph.

Alice Chan
  • 29 november 2012

Japan’s JR Central Railway Company recently unveiled plans for a new high-speed train propelled by magnetic fields. Reaching speeds of over 310 mph, the Series Lo prototype is a maglev train, meaning it runs on varying shifts in horizontal magnetic tracks. Basically, the train floats above the tracks and nearly cuts travel time in half.

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