Japan’s state-of-the-art maglev train has set a new world speed record in a test run near Mount Fuji, smashing through the 600 kilometre per hour mark, as Tokyo races to sell the technology abroad.
The seven-car maglev train – short for magnetic levitation – hit a top speed of 603kph, and managed nearly 11 seconds at faster than 600kph, operator Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) said. More. . .
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