Fast Japanese train – level 3

24-04-2015 07:00

Japan’s maglev train has broken its own world record. The seven-car magnetic levitation train hit a top speed of 374 miles per hour (602 kilometres per hour) in a test run near Mount Fuji. The new record comes less than a week after it clocked in at 366 miles per hour (589 kilometres per hour).

It’s propelled and lifted by electrically charged magnets that are around 4 inches (10 centimetres) above the tracks.

Central Japan Railway which owns the trains wants to introduce the service between Tokyo and the central city of Nagoya by 2027.The 173-mile journey (278 kilometres) would take only about 40 minutes – less than half the current time.

The maglev currently holds the Guinness World Record title for the fastest maglev train at 361 miles per hour (581 kilometres per hour). It gained that in 2003 but it’s now planning to reapply with its new world speed record.

Difficult words: levitation (the act of levitating – being in the air), clock in (to register), propel (to drive or push something forward).



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