A team of Chinese researchers has completed the first full-scale superconducting test run for a high-speed maglev train, developed by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation.
The train is expected to travel at speeds exceeding 1,000 km/h in a low-vacuum tube, transporting passengers and cargo between mega city clusters in the future. The test run, conducted in Datong City, Shanxi Province,
confirms the overall design’s scientific rationality, and further experiments will follow to ensure maximum speed and reliability of the system. Currently, China’s high-speed bullet trains run at a maximum speed of 350 km/h.