China’s New Hyperloop Train Just Hit a Record 387 MPH During Testing

With the debut of its record-breaking maglev train, the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) has marked a significant advancement in the country’s quest for high-speed rail. The train, known as the T-Flight, became the fastest superconducting maglev vehicle in history during testing when it reached an incredible speed of nearly 387 miles per hour (623 kilometers per hour).
Known for its contributions to missile and aerospace technology, CASIC has been working on creating a hyperloop system. In the Shanxi region of China, the business built a 1.2-mile (2-kilometer) low-vacuum tube. Before this historic event, the company completed a number of successful tests on the tube.

Driven ahead by magnetic fields, the maglev train can float above the tracks thanks to its magnetic levitation technology. In addition to allowing for amazing speeds, this design offers a quieter and more comfortable ride than traditional trains. Maglev trains are also eco-friendly because they don’t release any direct emissions while they’re in use.
Although there are already maglev trains in operation in nations like South Korea, China, and Japan, their present operating speed is slower. With a top speed of 621 mph (1,000 km/h), however, CASIC’s T-Flight train is poised to transform transportation and cut travel times between places like Shenzhen and Shanghai to just over an hour.

Even with the encouraging advancements, there are still obstacles in the way of the growth of maglev technology, such as exorbitant expenses and red tape. A comparable project called Hyperloop One ran into financial troubles and was eventually abandoned. Nonetheless, CASIC seems to be in a better financial position; according to Forbes, it generated $37 billion in revenue last year.
With the track being extended to 37 miles (60 kilometers) as part of CASIC’s next testing phase, high-speed transit in China appears to have a bright future. If T-Flight is a success, it has the potential to change travel by providing a quicker and more environmentally friendly option than flying.

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