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China’s High-speed Maglev Train That Can Travel From Lagos To Ibadan In 16 Minutes Rolls Off Production Line

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China's High-speed Maglev Train That Can Travel From Lagos To Ibadan In 16 Mins Rolls Off Production Line - autojosh

China’s High-speed Maglev train that can travel between Lagos-Ibadan 157-km line in just 16-mins rolls off production line.

In contrast, the current train used along the Lagos-Ibadan route will do this in 2 hours 30 mins.

When it enters service in China, the 600km train will fill the gap between conventional high-speed rail services and aircraft.

High-speed train’s maximum operating speed is 350 km/h while aircraft has a cruise at speeds between 900 and 1,000 km/h.





A high-speed Maglev transportation system capable of running 373 mph (600 kilometers per hour) has rolled off the production line on Tuesday in Qingdao, Shandong province.

The train, China’s first high-speed maglev train, is due to undergo several years of testing before it enters service using a high-speed maglev tracks.

When it begins commercial operations in 5 to 10 years time, the train is expected to significantly cut rail travel time between Beijing and Shanghai from about five hours at present to about two and a half hours.

China's High-speed Maglev Train That Can Travel From Lagos To Ibadan In 16 Mins Rolls Off Production Line - autojosh

The new High-speed Maglev train will be able to cover the Lagos to Ibadan 157 kilometres distance in just 16-mins, assuming the railway line were to be a Maglev line.

In contrast, the current train used along the Lagos-Ibadan route will do this in 2 hours 30 mins.





China's High-speed Maglev Train That Can Travel From Lagos To Ibadan In 16 Mins Rolls Off Production Line - autojosh

The high-speed maglev train, developed solely in China, is manufactured by CRRC Qingdao Sifang, a subsidiary of State-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corp.

Featuring cutting-edge rail technologies, the Maglev train uses electromagnets to suspend itself above the rails, making it run quietly and smoothly because there is no friction from contact with the rail lines.

China's High-speed Maglev Train That Can Travel From Lagos To Ibadan In 16 Mins Rolls Off Production Line - autojosh

According to Liang Jianying, CRRC Qingdao Sifang’s deputy general manager and chief engineer, the benefits of the train includes high speed, safety, reliability, a large passenger capacity, environmental protection and low maintenance costs.

When it finally enters service, the 600km train will fill the gap between conventional high-speed rail services and aircraft. High-speed train’s maximum operating speed is 350 km/h while aircraft has a cruise at speeds between 900 and 1,000 km/h.

According to its developers, the new high-speed Magnetic-levitation (Maglev) train will be put into service in an estimated five to 10 years time.





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