A Chinese team has launched an experimental suspended maglev line built with permanent magnets that researchers say has the potential to be quieter, faster and more comfortable than conventional trains. Photo: Handout
A Chinese team has launched an experimental suspended maglev line built with permanent magnets that researchers say has the potential to be quieter, faster and more comfortable than conventional trains. Photo: Handout
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Chinese scientists say maglev ‘sky train’ floats without power using permanent magnets

  • Unlike most existing maglev lines, this suspended ‘sky train’ operates about 10 metres above the ground and underneath its rail
  • 800m experimental Red Rail in southern China holds promise of ‘personalised and intelligent transport’, says professor involved in project

A Chinese team has launched an experimental suspended maglev line built with permanent magnets that researchers say has the potential to be quieter, faster and more comfortable than conventional trains. Photo: Handout
A Chinese team has launched an experimental suspended maglev line built with permanent magnets that researchers say has the potential to be quieter, faster and more comfortable than conventional trains. Photo: Handout
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