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Riding the Shanghai Maglev Train at 267 mph

Riding the Shanghai Maglev Train at 267 mph

(4:57) German-built Shanghai Maglev Train began operations in 2004. It cost $1.2 billion to build and is the world's fastest train in regular service with a top operating speed of 268 mph. Its route is only 30 km but is really a demonstration of the technology for longer distances, eg. Shanghai to Beijing. This video was taken in 2007.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (1593 days ago)
Half of the £40 billion cost of proposed HS2 should be spent on improving the railways we have, the other half on British maglev technology. That way we can buy and sell our own maglev trains rather than buy from the Germans or Japanese. That's what I think.
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Half of the £40 billion cost of proposed HS2 should be spent on improving the railways we have, the other half on British maglev technology. That way we can buy and sell our own maglev trains rather than buy from the Germans or Japanese. That's what I think.
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TheBob TheBob (1593 days ago)
"This video was taken in 2007"? Did they walk with it from Shanghai?
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"This video was taken in 2007"? Did they walk with it from Shanghai?
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tornadodog tornadodog (1592 days ago)
whats the stopping distance at that speed?? plus if their is a power cut how will it stop?? i think it will still have power to lift but the braking comes from the track power so if it fails will it glide slowly to a stop??
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whats the stopping distance at that speed?? plus if their is a power cut how will it stop?? i think it will still have power to lift but the braking comes from the track power so if it fails will it glide slowly to a stop??
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Guest: guest123456789 (1592 days ago)
it will no longer levitate, it will skid on the rails and it will grind to a halt. My best guess.
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it will no longer levitate, it will skid on the rails and it will grind to a halt. My best guess.
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tornadodog tornadodog (1592 days ago)
i think that it would still levitate cos the train has no connection to the track its battery power on the train that keeps it up and the batteries are charged by the movement of the train over the track.i must add i dont know if this is how it works but if power is losted to the track it would still float will now ask google for help
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i think that it would still levitate cos the train has no connection to the track its battery power on the train that keeps it up and the batteries are charged by the movement of the train over the track.i must add i dont know if this is how it works but if power is losted to the track it would still float will now ask google for help
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Guest: guest123456789 (1592 days ago)
i think they're using electromagnets and not actual magnets, and if that is so, when the electricity stops the levitation stops.
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i think they're using electromagnets and not actual magnets, and if that is so, when the electricity stops the levitation stops.
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tornadodog tornadodog (1592 days ago)
Latest comment: best i can find is on board battries will power the trains lift if a power cut to allow a slow a smooth stop. plus it has wheels to run on if total power failure so to me that means no brakes if track power is lost. rolling to a stop a 268mph isnt going to be quick.
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Latest comment: best i can find is on board battries will power the trains lift if a power cut to allow a slow a smooth stop. plus it has wheels to run on if total power failure so to me that means no brakes if track power is lost. rolling to a stop a 268mph isnt going to be quick.
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