# 430 speedometer journey on magnetic rail train

Traveling at 430 kilometers on a magnetic rail train: The magnetic levitation trains connecting the international airport in Shanghai to the city metro line speed up to 430 km per hour.

This is one of the fastest passenger trains in the world. It transports passengers from Pudong International Airport in Shanghai to the city subway line. The train, which runs on a 30 km line, can cross this distance in 7 minutes and 20 seconds.

The magnetic levitation (MAGLEV) train, also known as the magnetic rail train, shifts over a rail system; wheel friction is not possible to do more speed. Behind this system lies a simple scientific logic. A plus tip and a minus point in the magnet draw each other while two plus points (or two minus points) push each other. The magnetic lifting system utilizes this push and the trains are pushed forward with the electromagnets.

It wouldn't be okay not to take this train while you're in Shanghai. The station where the train left was covered with gilding. A digital clock showed the departure time of the next train. One minute before the train arrived. Doors opened. I sat in the blue seats in the modern looking interior. But there was nothing extraordinary about what I've seen so far, except for the digital clock and speedometer on every carriage.

When the departure time came, the doors were closed, we left the station. The train started to speed up immediately. In a few seconds the speedometer showed 100, then 200 km. I was expecting other passengers to bow their heads to their phones and behave normally as they were used to this speed. But they were enjoying the journey excitedly like the children. When the speed reached 300 km / h, passengers got up from their seats and started taking pictures under the speedometer. The view from the window was blurred. The interesting hum from the speed inside the wagon got louder. After a while, the speedometer showed 431 km. After seeing this speed, it was as if the train was going very slowly when it was reduced to 100 km slowly.

Source : www.bbc.com