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Japan’s MagLev train can reach speeds of up to 500kmph




Japan has started test runs of its latest high-speed maglev (magnetic levitation) train that can reach speeds of up to 500 km/h.


Image by Tokiotours

According BBC, Central Japan Railway Company is now testing its experimental maglev Shinkansen train on its test tracks in Yamanashi Prefecture. Compared to Japan’s bullet trains that can travel up to 320km/h (or our beloved MRT that travels at 40-60km/h), the maglev train can reach up to a staggering 500km/h. Watch the video below.

Maglev trains use magnetic levitation instead of wheels, axles and bearings (see Wikipedia), so these types are actually floating above the tracks to get from point A to point B.

source: BBC



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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6 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    Not new but still interesting. I’ve always wanted something like that or at least a bullet train system for our country. Hehe

  2. Silverlokk says:

    500kph, Baguio in less than an hour. We can dream, can’t we?

    Funny thing is, you’d need maybe two hours (?) to traverse EDSA

  3. bulok na systema says:

    Asa pa tayo na magkaroon ng ganto dito. Puro corrupt mga opisyal natin dito kaya bago makarating mga investor na mag dadala ng technology na ganyan dito, eh katakut-takot na “tongpats” ang hihingiin ng mga demonyong taga gobyerno.

  4. derp says:

    GGWP, all-pick mrt

  5. BENCHMARK says:

    if such transportation is available here in the Philippines…ang bilis siguro magdevelop ang mga ibang probinsya at ibang syudad…at hinde lang Metro Manila ang sentro ng komersyo

    Kung sa Manila ka nagtratrabaho at Baguio ang uuwian mo ng isang oras lang panalo ang Baguio at Manila.

    Sayang kasi hanggan ngayon, marami pa din makasariling politiko sa gobyerno natin kaya hinde pa gaano umaasenso tayo.

  6. awts says:

    buti nalang at walang ganyan dito sa pinas lalo na sa metro manila, expected na kasi na magka ebola ang pinas, at mag uumpisa sa NAIA, kaya hindi ganun kabilis ang evacuation.

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