China train maker to deliver 120 km/h maglev in 2019
BEIJING: CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles is expected to deliver the first of its new generation magnetic-levitation train to its customer in June 2019.
The new middle-to-low-speed maglev train can run at a speed of up to 120 km per hour, according to the CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles. The new generation train also has better shock and sound proofing capabilities.
The company has recently won a bid for a 38-km maglev line in the city of Qingyuan in south China’s Guangdong Province, agreeing to provide the line its new maglev trains.
With a lower cost and shorter construction period, the middle-to-low-speed maglev system is appropriate for city commutes, as well as travel to nearby cities and tourist destinations.
CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles is also a producer of high-speed maglev trains. Its two high-speed maglev trains with a top speed of 500 km per hour now run on the world’s first commercial maglev line in Shanghai.