A Japan Railway maglev train hit 603 kilometers per hour (374 miles per hour)!!!

A Japan Railway maglev train hit 603 kilometers per hour (374 miles per hour)!!!

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Japan’s maglev train (magnetic levitation train) set a world speed record, traveling at a blazing 375 mph (603 kph) on a test track.  Just a few days before, the train had set a world record when the Central Japan Railway Company’s high-speed train hit an also impressive 366 mph (590 kph) on its test track in Yamanashi Prefecture west of Tokyo.

A Japan Railway maglev train hit 603 kilometers per hour (374 miles per hour)!!!

The record-breaking run is part of the tests before JR Central can start commercial operations in 2027 on the Tokyo-Nagoya line, which it’s constructing at a cost of 5.52 trillion yen ($47 billion).  The train hit 603 kilometers per hour (374 miles per hour) on an experimental track in Yamanashi in April, 2015, setting a decisive new world record. A spokesperson said the train spent 10.8 seconds traveling above 600 kilometers per hour, during which it covered 1.8 kilometers (1.1 miles). That’s nearly 20 football fields in the time it took you to read the last two sentences. Check it out!

Source: http://ridingmode.com/