Fast Japanese train – level 2
Magnetic trains can go really fast. Electrically charged magnets lift and move them. These magnets are around 4 inches (10 centimetres) above the tracks.
Japan’s maglev train broke its own world record. The seven-car levitation train hit a top speed of 374 miles per hour (602 kilometres per hour) in a test run near Mount Fuji.
Japan 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.
Difficult words: charged (powered), levitation train (a train which levitates – moves in the air; does not touch anything), introduce (to start offering a service/product for the first time).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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