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Japan test runs 311 mph maglev train

Posted on November 19, 2014

UENOHARA, Japan — The Central Japan Railway Company took 100 people on a 27-mile test run of its experimental maglev Shinkansen train, with trains travelling at 311 mph, The New Zealand Herald reported.

RELATED: (video) The Northeast Maglev

The maglev trains have been tested before between the cities of Uenohara and Fuefuki but now members of the public have been allowed on board for the first time.

Maglev trains are even faster than Japan's famous bullet trains, which currently travel at about 200 mph (320 kmh).

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