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.

maglev1.JPG maglev2.JPG

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!

maglev3.JPG maglev4.JPG maglev5.JPG


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: