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All Existing and U/C Maglev Lines 2020

We have gathered the data of all currently existing maglev lines, commercial and test lines as well as the ones that are under construction now. We didn't include in the list lines that have been closed or where construction hasn't started yet. This article will be updated as new lines ...

Maglev Lines Under Construction in 2020

As of 2020 there are three new maglev lines under construction. There are two medium-speed lines and one high-speed line where development has already started. The first one to go in to commercial operation is the maglev line for the major economic and transportation hub in China, Qingyuan.

Traditional Shinkansen vs Maglev

The history of Shinkansen, also known as the bullet train, goes back to the early 60s. This is when the first of its kind, the 0 Series Shinkansen, started operating on the Tokyo-Osaka line. The first bullet train was a pioneer of its time operating at speeds of 210 km/h ...

Japanese Maglev Evolution 1972 - 2020

Japan has been researching maglev technology since the beginning of the 60's with a clear goal of creating a super fast connection between Tokyo and Osaka within less than an hour. The Japanese National Railways (JNR) started their research on a magnetic levitation railway system in 1962. The development of ...

Wuhan–Guangzhou Maglev

China plans to build the first section of the future Wuhan-Guangzhou maglev line next year. The first part will span over 200 km and it will be used to test the new maglev train prototype that will operate at 600 km/h, but will be capable of achieving a staggering 1000 ...