New wheelless trains are so fast they float11/28/2012
Already known for their ultra-fast network of trains, the Japanese have unveiled a new train that’s faster than a speeding bullet(train). A train so fast, it literally floats. The Central Railway Company’s Series Lo’s Maglev trains lack wheels. They’re pulled along tracks by electromagnetism, negating friction and allowing the trains to “float” above the tracks for an ultra-quiet ride at speeds up to 310 mph. The floating trains are expected to go into service by 2027, linking Tokyo with Nagoya. The ride, which currently takes 90 minutes on a bullet train, will take 40 on the new trains. Hear that, Amtrak? [Source]
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