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China unveils scale model of high speed train to travel at 1000 kmph: Report

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

has unveiled a scale model of new high-speed flight train that is expected to travel at 1,000 an hour by 2025, the state-run media reported on Friday.

currently operates high speed bullet trains at the maximum speed of 350 kmph. It has been developing new bullet trains and researching on the next generation magnetic-levitation trains.

The scale model was exhibited at the 2018 National Mass Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week in the Chinese city of in southwest province on Wednesday.

The train which the State-owned Aerospace Science and (CASIC) began developing in 2015 and dubbed as "T-Flight", will use an integrated, light and heat-proof cabin that is 29.2 meters long and three meters wide, quoted a report of Business daily as saying.

The train will float 100 millimeters above the ground due to a close-to-vacuum railway environment and magnetic levitation technology, Wang Yan, an at CASIC's Magnetic Levitation and Electromagnetic Propulsion Department, was quoted saying.

"The train will slowly accelerate to 1,000 an hour," said Wang, noting that the passengers will be safe and feel comfortable.

Sun Zhang, a railway expert and at Shanghai Tongji University, said that the exhibit of the flight train shows that China is keeping up with its US counterpart in the respective field.

Some of the US based companies like and are testing with a designed speed faster than 1,000 kilometers an hour.

Many technologies like electromagnetic propulsion used in the flight train are similar to aerospace technologies, Sun said.

Sun said that despite the fast-paced schedule, the technology remains experimental and will not have a direct impact on people's lives anytime soon.

China has the world's longest network, with 22,000 within the country linking various top cities.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 13:00 IST