HOME-MADE MAGLEV TRAINS

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(0122 CR M08)HOME-MADE MAGLEV TRAINSDATELINE: Jan. 22, 2012LENGTH: 00:01:27CATEGORY:TECHNOLOGYPKGINTROA locomotive producer in central China's Hunan province on Friday rolled out a low-cost magnetically levitated, or maglev train.As China Report shows you, the train is more environmental-friendly than conventional trains.PKGThe three-carriage train is designed to run at a maximum speed of 100 km per hour and carry 600 passengers.According to the general manager of the manufacturer, the train is quieter and environmental-friendly than the current light-rail train.And different from light-rail, which moves forward by using friction between its wheels and the railway tracks, a maglev train replaces wheels by electromagnets and levitates on the guideway.The features make it more flexible and suitable for more landscapes.The manufacturer is very confidence about the train's future market.SOUNDBITE(CHINESE): XU ZONGXIANG, ZHUZHOU ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE"I believe in the coming three to five yea
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