Popular Mechanics (South Africa) - - The way of the future -

THE JA­PANESE RAIL­WAY com­pany JR Cen­tral is cur­rently ex­pand­ing its su­per­fast Maglev (mag­netic lev­i­ta­tion) trains net­work and hopes to com­plete a new 100 km pas­sen­ger line be­tween Kofu and Tokyo in time for the 2020 Games. Al­though Maglev trains have been around for a while, the Ja­panese Maglev is the fastest. In 2015, it broke its own record by at­tain­ing a max­i­mum speed of 603 km/h. PM

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