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 event for the press on September 22, 2014, in Tsuru, central Japan. But so-called hyper-tube trains could run much faster because of the absence of air resistance. Photo: Kyodo 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 event for the press on September 22, 2014, in Tsuru, central Japan. But so-called hyper-tube trains could run much faster because of the absence of air resistance. Photo: Kyodo
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 event for the press on September 22, 2014, in Tsuru, central Japan. But so-called hyper-tube trains could run much faster because of the absence of air resistance. Photo: Kyodo

South Korea plans 1,000km/h, near-supersonic, ‘hyper-tube train’ that would leave maglev in the dust

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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 event for the press on September 22, 2014, in Tsuru, central Japan. But so-called hyper-tube trains could run much faster because of the absence of air resistance. Photo: Kyodo 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 event for the press on September 22, 2014, in Tsuru, central Japan. But so-called hyper-tube trains could run much faster because of the absence of air resistance. Photo: Kyodo
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 event for the press on September 22, 2014, in Tsuru, central Japan. But so-called hyper-tube trains could run much faster because of the absence of air resistance. Photo: Kyodo
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