Shanghai Maglev Train


If you arrive in Shanghai and want a unique experience, I suggest you take the Shanghai Maglev Train. It can reach 350 km/h (220 mph) in 2 minutes, with a maximum speed in normal operation of 431 km/h (267 mph). During a test run on 12 November 2003, the vehicle achieved a top speed of 501km/h, which currently stands as the speed record for high speed transit vehicles. The project took 10 billion yuan (US$1.2 billion) and 2.5 years to complete the 30.5 km (19 miles) track.

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When I took the train, we reached a max speed of 300 km/h and the journey to the Pu Dong area of Shanghai took about 7.5 minutes. Definitely take it if you have time!

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