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Maglev prototype may herald cheaper, faster transport

Jan 14, 2021 - South China Morning Post

China rolled out a prototype of a state-of-the-art maglev vehicle that its developers said could ­herald cheaper and faster next-generation magnetic levitation train transport, even approaching the speed of some aircraft.

Researchers at Southwest ­Jiaotong University unveiled the new maglev train and 165-metre (540 feet) test track in Chengdu, Sichuan province, yesterday.

The train is designed to travel at up to 620km/h but researchers said they were working to stretc...