Japan Maglev Train Hits 375/MPH
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Apr 21, 2015, 02:29 AM

$ 1AAabbbccbaglev.jpgJapan's Magelev bullet train is the fastest train on record.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record.  Operator JR Central said the train reached 603 kilometers per hour (375 miles per hour) in a test run on Tuesday, surpassing its previous record of 361 mph (581 kph) set in 2003. The train traveled for just over a mile (1.8 kilometers) at a speed exceeding 600 kph (373 mph)."

Japanese trains are competing against Chinese trains to capture the global market.

According to the Houston Chronicle, "Japan's high-speed rail services are among the most advanced in the world, with hundreds of trains running each day with minimal delays. However, unlike regular shinkansen or "bullet trains" that run on steel rails, magnetic levitation trains hover above rails, suspended by powerful magnets."

Japan will run the Maglev train on the Tokyo-Osaka route beginning in the year 2020.

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