BEIJING: China has a distinctive reputation around the world for its modern maglev trains, which use an electromagnetic system to make the trains run faster on the tracks.
Now China has unveiled its first modern suspended maglev line, powered by a permanent magnet. Engineers of this amazing masterpiece claim that it can keep a skytrain suspended in the air without transmitting energy.
The 26-hundred-foot-long experimental track called Red Rail has been built in Xinggu County, Jiangxi Province, South China.
According to the International News Agency, the track uses powerful magnets that generate a constant repulsive force and this force is enough to lift a train with eighty-eight passengers in the air.
Unlike existing maglio lines, this suspended rail operates 33 feet above the ground, the train doesn’t even touch the rail and runs silently beneath it at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour
The reduction in resistance with the use of permanent magnets instead of electromagnets means that a small amount of electricity is required to propel the engine.
According to researchers from Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, its construction cost is also low. This train can be built at a tenth of the cost of a subway.