According to an earlier report, researchers working on the project in Datong in central China’s Shanxi province have indicated that they aim to combine railway and aerospace technology to create an ultra-high-speed mega-transport running in low-vacuum pipelines. Build the system. The team at state-owned China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) hopes to eventually be able to operate maglev trains in tubes containing extremely thin air.
‘Space-like’ journey on the ground
Simply put, they will ‘fly over the ground’ at the speed of planes. Maglev’s technology completely eliminates friction, reducing resistance and noise when operating a train in a low-vacuum pipeline, which are two major problems in train transportation. The journey of this technology can be compared to a space station floating in space, which travels at a very high speed without any hindrance in the vacuum. The development of the maglev train was made possible by the rapid development of new industrial materials in China.
30 km journey in seven and a half minutes
The development of high-speed rail is a major priority of China. It aims to connect its vast territory, which includes not only big cities but also remote areas. Train travel reduces time and expense for a large group. Currently, China has only one maglev line in commercial use that connects Shanghai’s Pudong Airport to the city’s Longyang Road station. This 30 km journey takes just seven and a half minutes in which the train runs at a speed of 430 kmph.