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The Six Operational Maglev Lines in 2018

You have most probably heard about the Shanghai Maglev line, the fastest operating commercial train, but did you know that there are another five maglev lines in the world for public use? There are two more in China, two in South-Korea and one in Japan. In this article we list ...

New World Record Speed for Trains

The L0 Series high-speed maglev train, introduced in 2013 by the Central Japan Railway Company has broken two world records within 5 days. On 16 April 2015 it reached a maximum speed of 590 km/h (367 mph) on the 42.8 km (26.6 mi) long Yamanashi Test Track near Mount Fuji. ...

Japan Tests Ambitious New Maglev Train

The most ambitious maglev project to date has started testing in Japan. The five-car train quickly accelerates to a top speed of over 500kph. The train – known as the L0 Series – travels so fast that it creates a shock wave and slipstream of wind so powerful it to ...

Fastest Trains in the World

2018 Update We’ve all heard about the Japanese Bullet trains, the French TGV and the Shanghai Maglev but which one is fastest? There’s only one way to find out: read below. We have updated the list for 2017.