Wednesday, January 10, 2007

World's fastest train

The world's fastest train is Shanghai's maglev train.

Manglev stands for magnetic levitation, a technology that has been around since 1984 but has not been used commercial due to the costs.

Shanghai opened an 18.6 mile stretch in March, 2004 running from the airport to downtown which the train covers in 7 minutes 20 seconds while peaking out at 268 MPH or 431 KM/H.

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