Maglev train rockets into record books

Japan’s state-of-the-art Maglev train recently clocked a new world speed record in a test run near Mount Fuji, breaking the 600-kmph mark. Japan has planned to sell the technology abroad.

  • The seven-car maglev (short for magnetic levitation) train hit a top speed of 603 kmph, and managed nearly 11 seconds at over 600 kmp.
  • The new record came less than a week after the company recorded a top speed of 590 kmph, breaking its own 2003 record of 581 kmph.

Sources: The Hindu.

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