AT China is preparing for construction of a line of magnetic-cushion trains that will 600 km / h.
What is a maglev train and How is he working
This is a high-speed train that can fill the gap between today's fastest aircraft, and slow trains. His idea is magnetic cushion, which is created in account of repulsion from each other the other two poles of the magnet. This is greatly simplified. Thanks to this it seems that the train slides over the roadway. While the technology is rolled on test tracks in Germany, France and China. The only maglev train that already carries passengers in end of 2017 was launched in Beijing. But its speed is not much higher than the speed of a conventional train - only 100 km / h.
Why it's cool
Because earlier it was more about interesting technologies. Now about direct life. it there will be a full-fledged road line that will connect several regions. A he can develop speeds just above 600 km / h and by spirit is much closer to aircraft or Hyperloop capsule than to familiar trains. For example, the distance from Kiev to Lviv he could would cover a little less than hour. It instead of 10 hours on ordinary passenger train or 5 hours for speed Intercity.
When they start
The technical plan was reviewed by 19 academicians and experts who approved it unanimously. The exact terms of construction are not yet call, but knowing the Chinese, it will be fast.
Read in Russian: Почти Hyperloop: в Китае строят поезд, скорость которого больше 600 км/ч