The world’s first high-speed maglev transport system, which travels at a speed of 600 kilometers per hour, will roll off the production line in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong province, on Tuesday.
As the fastest land vehicle available to date, the system, self-developed by China, is a cutting-edge scientific and technological achievement in the field of rail transit around the world, said the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation ( CRRC) Qingdao Sifang Co., LTD., A high-speed train manufacturing industrialization base in China.
The high-speed maglev train will be suspended, driven and guided without contact between the train and the track by means of electromagnetic force, its resistance coming only from the air, said Liang Jianying, deputy general manager and chief engineer of the CRRC Sifang.
As a new mode of high-speed traffic, the train is safe, reliable and has low noise pollution, low vibration, large passenger capacity and requires less maintenance, he said, claiming that It can bridge the speed gap between high-speed train, whose maximum operating speed is 350 km / h, and aircraft, whose cruising speed is 800-900 km / h.
The maglev train is the fastest mode of transportation within a 1,500 km radius in terms of actual travel time. A trip from Beijing to Shanghai takes around 4.5 hours by plane, 5.5 hours by high-speed train, and around 2.5 hours by high-speed maglev train, including travel preparation time.
Although the prototype maglev train is about to roll off the production line, there is no track yet for the 600 km / h high-speed maglev train in China.
But some cities are planning to build high-speed maglev lines and have entered the research and demonstration phase, including the Shanghai-Hangzhou Maglev Line and the Chengdu-Chongqing Maglev Line.