In the past few years, China has actively led the development in the field of creating extremely fast trains on a magnetic cushion. Repeatedly conducted tests of prototypes of rail transport and a new type was developed, the types of railroad tracks. But now, apparently, the government of China decided that it was time to go to take decisive action and began the construction of tracks for bullet trains on a magnetic cushion.
What is a magnetic levitation train?
The magnetic levitation train is often called “Maglev”. This name is derived from the words “magnetic” magnetic and “levitation” — levitation. A Maglev is a train held above the rails by magnetic levitation. This composition is obtained as-if “suspended” above the rail surface and not in contact with it during the movement. This prevents friction between the train and the rail. And because of this Maglev train can reach a far greater speed than almost any conventional rail transport.
What Maglev trains?
It is believed that using the power of magnetic levitation, trains can travel at speeds from 600 to 1,000 kilometers per hour. When compared with the existing models, developing a speed of a maximum of 350 kilometers per hour, it is a very tangible difference. And would you like to ride on this fast train? Write your opinion in the comments or in our chat in Telegram.
As the newspaper Asia Times with reference to the Changjiang Daily, late last month began assembling the tracks for magnetic cushion trains. Construction was approved after publication of the results of a study conducted by the design Institute China Railway Group Limited. They requested a feasibility study for the creation of a new network of roads from Guangzhou to Beijing on which trains could travel at speeds up to 1000 kilometers per hour. High speed means the trip from Guangzhou to Beijing with a length of 2,200 kilometers will take about 2 hours.
Also, studies have shown that the load on popular trunk routes between Beijing and Shanghai, and Beijing and Guangzhou, rose on average by 82% over the last decade. Rail cars for “Packed to the eyeballs.” And during major holidays and during vacation seasons tickets on the train sometimes just don’t get it. But to add trains on existing routes will not happen. You need to build a new railway.
China thus plans to build rail lines for trains on a magnetic pillow, and the development of this network in the most popular areas in the next one or two decades. And they have all chances for that. Earlier it was reported that a prototype train on a magnetic pillow will be ready for launch in 2020. Initially operating speed should reach 600 kilometers per hour. Well, we should not forget that in 2002 China launched the 30-km line, trains on a magnetic pillow, which circulate between downtown Shanghai and Pudong airport, and trains on it move at a speed of 430 kilometers per hour. Since then, the railway industry only increased its rate of production.