Maglev Sets Speed Record Of 581 Kph

A magnetically levitated train sets a new world speed record in Kyodo, Japan.
December 4, 2003, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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A Japanese "three-car maglev train reached a top speed of 581 kph with technicians on board." The test runs, are intended to examine the train's stability and durability. The train's top operating speed is to be around 500 kph (310.68 mph) when carrying passengers.

Thanks to Erik Ness

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Published on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 in The Japan Times
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