X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

China Working on High-Speed Train That Can Hit 310 MPH… on Rails

by Range
Advertisement

The fastest train that I’ve been in is Taiwan’s High Speed Rail and it went about 190 mph. That’s pretty fast for a land-based vehicle if you ask me. You can basically get from one end of the island to the other in about 90 minutes. Now, China is testing a 310-mph super-train. I guess since China is so big, they need a way to get across vast distances quickly.

china 310 mph train super high speed rail fast

This is a high-speed rail train, so it’s not a MagLev train. This is good because this train will probably be operational soon, since it doesn’t require the costly and time-consuming buildout of MagLev tracks. Based on CSR’s CRH 380A, this train has been streamlined, uses lighter materials, and uses a lot more power in order to get over 300 mph. The standard CRH380 has a maximum drawing power of 9600 kilowatts, while this souped-up version can draw as much as 22,800 kilowatts.

china 310 mph train super high speed rail fast

There are several other competing high-speed trains being built, but since this train is basically a refinement of an existing platform, it might be produced a lot faster.

china 310 mph train super high speed rail fast

[China Daily via DVice]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Schwarzenegger and Cameron on Board for Next Terminator Movie

Schwarzenegger and Cameron on Board for Next Terminator Movie

Figma Deadpool Action Figure

Figma Deadpool Action Figure

Animation Infestation

Animation Infestation

Self-Siphoning Fluid

Self-Siphoning Fluid

600ps Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Drops the Pedal to the Metal

600ps Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Drops the Pedal to the Metal

2018 Dodge Demon Looks Phenomenal in B5 Blue

2018 Dodge Demon Looks Phenomenal in B5 Blue