China rolled up sleeves for magnetic rail maglev train
China lifts handles for maglev train with magnetic rail, which will go a thousand kilometers per hour
In recent years, China, which has attracted attention especially with its investments in high-speed trains, has rolled up its sleeves for the train, also known as maglev train (magnetic rail train), or "vactrain technology" whose speed will be between 600 and 1000 kilometers per hour.
It was stated that the "vactrain technology" developed by the experts of Jiaotong University's National Power Traction Laboratory in Chengdu city will pass the train in question through an airless tunnel and its speed will be between 600-1000 kilometers per hour.
It has been reported that the project, which started in 2010, will be completed in 2020. This train moves in a tube with no air inside and the lack of air friction can increase the speed of the train quite high. It was also noted that the passengers will not experience dizziness as the train wagons will be pressurized.
It was stated that every kilometer of traditional railways cost about 150 million yuan (22 million dollars), and the new train will cost less than it would be a smaller tunnel section. According to the Chinese media, the ticket prices of this train will be more expensive than high-speed trains, with the development of technology tickets are cheaper to express.
It was stated that besides China, Switzerland and the USA are the two countries that develop vactrain technology, and it is up to the Ministry of Railways of China whether the new technology will be applied for commercial operations in China.
Source : www.dunyabulteni.net