China unveils ‘world’s fastest train’ capable of 373 miles per hour

China has unveiled the world’s fastest train, capable of traveling at speeds of up to 373 miles per hour.

The ‘Maglev’ train - that’s short for ‘magnetic levitation’ - glides along the tracks using electromagnetic force that makes it appear to be floating.

Chinese officials say the train is not only fast, it makes far less noise and requires less maintenance than other high-speed trains.

The only downside? At the moment, China has only one maglev-compatible track - a 19-mile stretch in Shanghai that takes 7.5 minutes to cross.

Joe Kelley

Joe Kelley

News Director; Host of Orlando's Morning News





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