World’s first 600 km/h high-speed maglev train, faster than passenger aircraft, rolls off assembly line Tuesday



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.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency