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SE Asia Trip – 2011/03/10 – Shanghai, China – Maglev Train (1/2)

SE Asia Trip - 2011/03/10 - Shanghai, China - Maglev Train (1/2)

Follow us on our trip through South East Asia.

Taking a ride on the fastest commercial train in the world. This is the Maglev train in Shanghai. It reaches a whopping 431km/h (267.8m/h)!

A little more from Wikipedia:
“It is notable for being the first commercial high-speed maglev line in the world — during a test run on 12 November 2003, a Maglev vehicle achieved a Chinese record speed of 501 km/h (311 mph) (non-commercial top speed). The journey was designed to connect Shanghai Pudong International Airport quickly to the outskirts of central Shanghai where passengers could interchange for their final destinations in the city centre. Construction of the line began in March 2001 and public service commenced on 1 January 2004. The top operational commercial speed of this train is 431 km/h (268 mph), making it the world’s fastest train in regular commercial services since its opening in 2004, faster than previous record holder at 320 km/h with TGV in France and also faster than the latest CRH conventional wheel train in China at 350 km/h. The top speed of 431 km/h (268 mph) is also faster than the top speed of any production automobile (except for the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which has roughly the same top speed), Formula One car, or MotoGP super bikes.”

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