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China-made maglev to increase its speed to 600km/h

In the next few years, the speed of China’s maglev is expected to increase to 400 km/h, and perhaps as high as 600 km/h, a lab with Chinese Academy of Sciences told CCTV.

The lab, which specializes in high-speed train research and is under the Institute of Mechanics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, revealed that the national rail project will focus on developing high-speed trains with a speed of 400 km/h and maglev trains with a speed of 600 km/h in five years, and they may be put into service soon afterward.

So far, China has launched a maglev train in Shanghai, and its first commercially operated demonstration line with fully independent intellectual property rights was also put into trial operation in Central China's Changsha in May 2016. The province of Shandong wants to build a high-speed maglev system from Jinan to Qingdao as well.

China has included the development of high-speed maglev trains with speeds of 600 km/h into its 13th Five-Year Plan. 

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