China's 600 km/h high-speed maglev completes trial run
06/22/2020|3:52:51 PM|CGTN

A test high-speed maglev vehicle, with a speed of 600 km/h, successfully conducted a test run on a maglev line at Tongji University in Shanghai on Sunday, marking a new important breakthrough in China's high-speed maglev research and development.

The development of a 600 km/h high-speed maglev transportation system is a key project in China's "Advanced Rail Transit" program initiated by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

This is the maiden track run for the prototype since the launch of the project in July 2016.

The trial run saw improvements from static to dynamic operation, obtained a large number of key data, and preliminarily verified the key performance of the high-speed maglev system and core components, which provides important technical support for the development and optimization of the follow-up high-speed maglev project test vehicles.

The high-speed maglev prototype system is expected to be rolled off the production line by the end of 2020.

The 600 km/h high-speed maglev train can fill the gap between the current high-speed rail and aviation services and help to establish a more reasonable, efficient and flexible transport network to meet the travel needs of different groups.

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