China’s new high-speed maglev train rolled off the production line on Tuesday.
It is designed to have a top speed of 600 kilometers per hour – currently the fastest ground vehicle available globally.
The new maglev transportation system made its public debut in the coastal city of Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province.
It has been self-developed by China, marking the country’s latest scientific and technological achievement in the field of rail transit, according to the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation.
The new high-speed train, travelling at its maximum speed of 600kph, would cut travel time between Beijing and Shanghai to just 2.5 hours.
The two megacities are 1,000km apart and a plane journey between the two takes three hours, while a high-speed train currently takes 5.5 hours.