Chinese researchers have successfully complicated a systematic test on a cutting-edge transportation system involving a high-speed maglev train running in a low vacuum pipeline in North China.
This high-speed maglev train uses superconducting magnetic levitation technology to disengage from the ground to eliminate frictional resistance, and uses the internal pipeline line close to vacuum to greatly reduce air resistance, so as to achieve "fly to low earth orbit" with a maximum speed of more than 1000km/h. This high-speed maglev train has the characteristics of faster, more convenient, more comfortable, safer and economically controllable.
The test has achieved a maglev train running up to 130 kilometers per hour along the 2 kilometers test line in Yanggao county of Datong, North China's Shanxi province, according to a news release from the North University of China.
This is the first time that such a transportation system anywhere in the world underwent a full-scale and full-process integrated test. A series of tests will be carried out in the future.
On May 24 last year, A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the planned Shanxi provincial laboratory for high speed maglev vehicles operating in a low vacuum pipeline and the proposed Datong (Yanggao) test line project.