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Japan: Maglev train clocks 600km/h, smashes world speed record again

  • Japan’s magnetic levitation — maglev — train has clocked a speed of over 600km/h during a test run, again setting a world record, according to the Central Japan Railway. 

    The state-of-the-art train reached the top speed of 603km/hour and clocked almost 11 seconds above 600km/hour.

    The train, which is elevated four inches above tracks and powered forward by charged magnets, had clocked 590km/h last week, breaking the previous record.

    The railway service plans to have the train plying by 2027 between Tokyo and Nagoya city. The distance of 286 km between them is expected to be covered in just 40 minutes.

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