A screen monitor inside Central Japan Railway Co.'s L0 series maglev train shows the train is running at a speed of over 500 km/h during a test-ride. Photo: Kyodo

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A screen monitor inside Central Japan Railway Co.'s L0 series maglev train shows the train is running at a speed of over 500 km/h during a test-ride. Photo: Kyodo
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