E-mail lunthesis@163.com Phone 0551-65179860-203

China unveils prototype superfast maglev train

Pub Date:2021-01-13 14:59 Source:Xinhua

A prototype locomotive using high-temperature superconducting (HTS) maglev technology was rolled out on Wednesday in southwest China's city of Chengdu.

The domestically developed maglev train boasts a designed speed of 620 kph, according to Southwest Jiaotong University, one of the train's designers.

A 165-meter line to test the new train was launched on the same day.

At the launch ceremony, the 21-meter-long locomotive was seen floating slowly along the track. Experts hailed the key development of HTS technology emerging from lab tests in China.

"Although the theory sounds good, everyone saw it (HTS maglev technology) as a lab toy in the past, without tests in a real situation," said Deng Zigang, deputy director of the university's research center for super-high-speed maglev transport in low-pressure tubes.

Compared with other maglev technologies, HTS tech is more suitable for the futuristic concept of superfast transportation in vacuum tubes, where trains could hit speeds of over 1,000 kph, according to experts.

Involving an investment of 60 million yuan (9.3 million U.S. dollars), the maglev project was jointly developed by Southwest Jiaotong University, China Railway Group Limited and CRRC Corporation Limited.

Editor:Fanxi Feng

Related News
- Chinese chipmakers eye global glory    2021-01-11 09:33
- China's Chang'e-4 probe resumes work for 26th lunar day    2021-01-08 14:55
- 'Artificial sun' may make fusion a reality    2021-01-08 08:55
- China makes quantum leap in communication    2021-01-08 08:40
 
photo  >>
Laba Festival celebrated across China
Pic story: cured meat business brings profits to villagers
Video  >>
Hongcun Village: a taste of Hui-style in E China's Anhui
Discovering Anhui: Infrastructure development -- the road out of poverty
People  >>
China to expand insurance-covered medical service
Foreigners see China's victory against poverty on trip
Travel  >>
China rolls out new railway operating plan
Staying home during Spring Festival becomes proactive option
Contact Us
Copyright ©2000-2016 anhuinews.com All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.