Japan maglev train breaks world speed record again
Apr 21, 2015, 17:05 IST|
A Japanese magnetic levitation train has broken its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) in a test run near Mount Fuji.
The train beat the 590km/h speed it had set last week in another test.
Maglev trains use electrically charged magnets to lift and move carriages above the rail tracks.
Central Japan Railway (JR Central), which owns the trains, wants to introduce the service between Tokyo and the central city of Nagoya by 2027.
The 280km journey would take only about 40 minutes, less than half the current time.
By 2045, maglev trains are expected to link Tokyo and Osaka in just one hour, slashing the journey time in half.
Watch video below of the passenger train breaking the record: