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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 ...