The fastest magnetic levitation train in the world

Railways of Japan are testing the new train with magnetic levitation, is called Maglev L0. Test results are promising: the train can carry 1,000 passengers and travel at a speed of 501 km / h, these speeds will enable the magnetic levitation train to ensure the Tokyo - Nagoya route in 40 minutes. Tokyo Station from Nagoya Station is 200 miles, about 322 kilometers.

THE magnetic levitation trains are supported by magnets, the name Maglev derives from the technology it uses. The train it does not rest on rails, its track is followed in levitation, in practical terms the train hovers in the air so as to reduce friction, wear, noise pollution and increase efficiency and speed. THE magnetic levitation trains are commonly called "bullet trains " precisely because of the characteristics just mentioned.

Why are magnetic levitation trains not very popular?
Japan was the first country to introduce i magnetic levitation trains and their use was immediately destined for mass transport. The first run in a bullet train occurred in 1964, on the occasion of the Tokyo Olympics, on "Magnetic train" at the time it was traveling at 210 km / h. They have also spread to China magnetic levitation trains but here the top speed is 460km / h, which means Japan's Maglev L0 is the "magnetic train”Fastest in the world, with its over 500 km / h. The Maglev train L0 it is expected to become a standard of the Japanese rail system by 2027.

THE magnetic levitation trains they are not very common mainly for safety reasons: they need constant monitoring, they use expensive systems and also the energy cost is substantial. In Italy, i high-speed trains they travel up to a maximum of 300 km / h. How many years will Italy take to bridge the technological gap between our railways and those of Japan and China?

Video: SCMAGLEV - The Worlds Fastest Train (January 2022).