The country’s fastest trains can reach speeds of 350km/h, but a new model could raise this to 400km/h. Photo: XinHua
The country’s fastest trains can reach speeds of 350km/h, but a new model could raise this to 400km/h. Photo: XinHua
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Chinese scientists hope to smooth the path of fastest ever bullet trains, which travel at 400km/h

  • The country’s fastest trains currently experience little turbulence, but higher speeds raise the risk that tiny bumps could give passengers motion sickness
  • Raising the sleepers that support the rails can counteract this effect, but an engineer warns that this seemingly simple solution could prove tricky in reality

The country’s fastest trains can reach speeds of 350km/h, but a new model could raise this to 400km/h. Photo: XinHua
The country’s fastest trains can reach speeds of 350km/h, but a new model could raise this to 400km/h. Photo: XinHua
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