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Maglev train in Japan breaks world record at 590 kilometers per hour

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TOKYO, April 17 (UPI) -- A Japanese train line that uses magnetic charge to lift and move train cars broke a previous speed record on Thursday.

The magnetic levitation bullet train, or maglev operated by Central Japan Railway Co., reached 590 kilometers per hour. Its speed surpassed a previous record of 581 kilometers per hour set in December 2003 by the same firm, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Kyodo News reported the seven-car maglev train ran at the world's highest speed for 19 seconds, using new LO-series cars on a track between Uenohara and Fuefuki in Yamanashi Prefecture west of Tokyo.

The new record, however, may be beaten next week Tuesday, when another test ride may see the train run as fast as 600 kilometers per hour.


hmmm how would it feel riding a train at g-force speed lmao


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