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China Unveils 620km/hr Maglev Train That Can Cover 156km Journey Betw. Lagos-Ibadan In Just 15mins

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China Unveils 620km/hr Maglev Train That Can Cover 156km Journey Betw. Lagos-Ibadan In Just 15mins - autojosh

China unveils 620km/hr Maglev (Super-fast Bullet) train that can cover the 156km journey between Lagos and Ibadan in just 15-mins.

The trains currently plying the Lagos-Ibadan railway covers the same distance in 2 hours and 40 minutes.





China has rolled out a prototype of its next-generation magnetic levitation (Maglev) train that is designed to travel at 620km/h.

The state-of-the-art train and 165-metre (540 feet) test track was unveiled by researchers at Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu on Wednesday.

China Unveils 620km/hr Maglev Train That Can Cover 156km Journey Betw. Lagos-Ibadan In Just 15mins - autojosh

China Unveils 620km/hr Maglev Train That Can Cover 156km Journey Betw. Lagos-Ibadan In Just 15mins - autojosh

Unlike traditional trains that travels on tracks, the Maglev train levitates from the tracks. It drives without touching the tracks using powerful magnets to avoid wheel-rail friction. They are designed to break the speed bottlenecks facing high-speed trains.

China Unveils 620km/hr Maglev Train That Can Cover 156km Journey Betw. Lagos-Ibadan In Just 15mins - autojosh

China Unveils 620km/hr Maglev train that can cover 156km journey betw. Lagos-Ibadan in just 15 mins

According to its developers, the train is world’s first vehicle using the high-temperature superconducting (HTS) maglev technology.





During the unveiling on Wednesday, the 21-meter-long silver-and-black “Super Bullet” train was seen floating slowly along the 165-metre (540 feet) test track.

“The HTS technology can make the train float without electricity, and it can be moved with just one hand,”

China Unveils 620km/hr Maglev Train That Can Cover 156km Journey Betw. Lagos-Ibadan In Just 15mins - autojosh

With a designed speed of 620 km/h, the Maglev train can cover the 156km journey between Lagos-Ibadan in just 15-mins.

The trains currently been used along the Lagos-Ibadan double-track standard gauge rail covers the same distance in 2 hours and 40 minutes.





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