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China's new maglev train rolls off production line(1/2)

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    China's new maglev train rolls off production line(1/2)
    2018-06-14 08:58:08XinhuaE
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    Photo taken on June 13, 2018 shows China's new generation domestic medium-low-speed magnetic levitation (maglev) train at the CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd., Zhuzhou of central China's Hunan Province. The new train rolled off the production line Wednesday and can run up to 160 km per hour, compared with the first generation's top speed of 100 km per hour. (Photo/Xinhua)

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    Are these long haul trains?
     
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    looks great, are these just for monorails or do they also work in subways?
     
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    Where are the 1st gen maglev trains being operated in china ? The only ones i saw in shanghai were the high speed 400 km/hr ones(didnt travel) , supplied by germany.
     
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    The speed is too low. I am more interested in the ultra high-speed railways operating at speeds of 400 km and 600 km.
     
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    Inform me but arnt those high speed railways for city to city, state to state, while these slower ones are for inner city?
     
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    These are trains for travelling within a city, like light rail and metros. The aim is low operational cost (low friction and new technology) and low noise pollution, and the current design achieves that since it levitates over the track. They are high speed relative to light rails and metros but not HSR.

    Future high speed maglevs are meant for long distance travel, linking cities and regions together. The reason why the German based technology doesn't have mass adoption is cost. It is not cost effective to apply it broadly, whether is operational cost or fixed cost. The ticket price required would make it unattractive. China is working on a 600 km/h maglev using newer technologies that it plans to build and test around 2020, operation speeds are likely to be lower for safety and lower operational cost.
     
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    Did not see the reason why to creat low speed maglev ofr inner city transit,considering there are metros already!
     
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    Oh I see, thanks,
    So these are meant for inside a city and are faster than light rails and metro.
    While HSR are meant for travelling city to city/region to region.

    If I guess correctly, High speed rail doesnt work for inner city travel because you have to stop often like a bus and metro and Metros are much slower than High speed rails. Am I correct @Cybernetics
     
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