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China Begins Maglev Train Run Test



 China's first low- to medium-speed magnetic levitation (maglev) train with full proprietary intellectual property rights began to run tests on June 15.

  The train came off the production line and underwent debugging at CNR Tangshan Railway Vehicle Company. It marks that China has acquired the industrial manufacturing capacity to produce low- to medium-speed maglev trains.

  Maglev train overcomes gravity by electromagnetic force which enables the train to suspend over the track, and is driven by Linear motors.

  Compared with wheel-rail trains, the maglev train produces less noise and vibration. It has more flexible conditions and a lower construction cost to lay the railway line, and is easier to implement and maintain. (People's Daily Online)


China's first low-to medium-speed magnetic

levitation train

 (picture by Wu Hongdao) 


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