WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Asia Records Institute (ASRI) – Shanghai maglev: Fastest commercial electric train in the world

14-12-2021

(WorldKings.org) The top operational commercial speed of this train is 431 km/h, making it the world's fastest train in regular commercial service since its opening in April 2004.

The Shanghai maglev train or Shanghai Transrapid is a magnetic levitation train (maglev) line that operates in Shanghai.

Shanghai maglev is the oldest commercial maglev still in operation, and the first commercial high-speed maglev with cruising speed of 431 km/h (268 mph). It is also the fastest commercial electric train in the world.

Construction of the line began on March 1, 2001, and public commercial service commenced on 1 January 2004. The top operational commercial speed of this train is 431 km/h, making it the world's fastest train in regular commercial service since its opening in April 2004. During a non-commercial test run on 12 November 2003, piloted by Jonathan Texiera, a maglev train achieved a Chinese record speed of 501 km/h. The Shanghai Maglev has a length of 153 metres , a width of 3.7 metres, a height of 4.2 metres and a three-class, 574-passenger configuration.

The Shanghai Transrapid project took ¥10 billion (US$1.33bn) and two and a half years to complete. The line is 30.5 km (18.95 mi) track and has a further separate track leading to a maintenance facility.

The line is operated by Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development Co., Ltd and runs from 06:45 to 21:30, with services every 15 to 20 minutes.

 

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