Japan reveals new maglev train prototype

Japan recently revealed a new maglev train prototype called Series L0, that can achieve speeds up to 311mph or 501km/hr. A single train can carry about 16 carriages that can accommodate around 1000 commuters.

On the down side, this $112 billion project is not going to end any time soon. And by that we mean…this project will not become a complete reality before 2027! The initial plan is to connect Tokyo to Nagoya, which will bring down the current 90 minute trip to just 40 minutes.

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