CRRC Launches 600KMPH Maglev Train in Qingdao
China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation announced that on 20 July 2021, the 600 kilometer per hour high-speed maglev transportation system was launched in Qingdao in China. At present, the integration and joint commissioning of the system has been completed, and the 5-car train has achieved stable levitation and dynamic operation on the commissioning line of CRRC’s Sifang plant, with excellent performance in various functions. This latest version will undergo five years of tests to verify that the novel technology developed for it is reliable, and to build some maglev lines for it to run on.
The train is part of a project that began in 2016 to build a commercial maglev service. A prototype was unveiled in May 2019 and a successful test run was made in June 2020.