Japanese train sets the new world speed record

Japanese train sets the new world speed record

Japanese maglev is the first train in the world that can move with the speed of over 600 km. per hour. Maglev stands for “magnetic levitation” and maglevs are the trains that are using the force of the magnetic field to decrease friction

Japanese maglev is the first train in the world that can move with the speed of over 600 km per hour.

Japanese MLX01 that set the world train speed record in 2003

Japanese MLX01 that set the world train speed record in 2003

Maglev stands for “magnetic levitation” and maglevs are the trains that are using the force of the magnetic field to decrease friction that slows down ordinary trains and special shape allows them to lower the power of air resistance. Actually these types of trains are “flying” nearly 10cm above the track. The previous world speed record for this type of trains was 581 kph and was set in 2003 by MLX01 train in Japan. More than 10 years passed before scientists designed the new train L0 that broke the previous record with the maximum speed value of 590 kph. But scientists didn’t stop on the achieved result and repeated testing a week after the previous record was set. This Tuesday a seven-car train managed to last 11 second at the speed of 603 kph.

Japanese L0 that set the world train speed record in 2003

Japanese L0 that set the world train speed record in 2003

More than 200 people of different age were present on the record-setting race, and the crowd greeted the team that designed the train with applauses.

It’s like I am a witness of a new page in history

– an aged woman said to the local media.

The news reporter that was present on the train during the test ride said that when the train accelerates, the feelings are similar to the ones when the plane is taking off. And the feeling of g-force is piling as the train’s speed increases.

As the speed of the train rises, it becomes more stable

– said Yasukazu Endo, the head of the maglev test centre.

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