China plans hyperloop train with max speed of 4,000 km/h

 
 

The China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), one of China's major space programme contractors, has announced plans to research and develop an "ultra-speed flying train" which can travel at speeds of up to 4,000 kilometres per hour.

That would mean the rail ink could run five times faster than general passenger aeroplanes and ten times quicker than traditional high-speed bullet trains. 

Liu Shiquan, the deputy general manager at CASIC, revealed during a Commercial Aerospace Summit Forum held on Wednesday in Wuhan that "supersonic near-ground flight" would be realised through superconducting maglev technology and an evacuated tube transport system, China.com.cn reported

The detailed timetable of the ambitious project has not yet been released, but is said to be split into three steps: 0 to 1,000 km/h, 2,000 km/h and 4,000 km/h.

CASIC is the world's third company to start developing a hyperloop system (referring to transport systems with travel speeds over 1,000 km/h), following Elon Musk's Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) and Hyperloop One. 





 

 
 
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