Saturday, January 26, 2013

Fast train

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride on a train that goes 430km/h (267mph)? Well, you need to see this video of the Shanghai Maglev train doing just that. CAD$12.66 round trip between Longyang Rd in Pudong (connection to Shanghai Metro) and the Pudong International Airport. 30km in 7m20s. This train has hit top speeds of 501km/h (311mph).

For reference for Calgary folks, that's the equivalent of travelling from City Hall in downtown Calgary to the Yankee Valley Rd intersection in Airdrie in 7 and a half minutes.

There is also a high speed rail system connecting Shanghai and Hangzhou (202km) in 45 minutes at a nominal speed of 350km/h.

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