That seems almost too fast, no?
The front car of the Series L0 maglev measures nearly 92 feet long – of which 49 feet forms an aerodynamic nose section – and is fitted with 24 seats. A full 16-carriage train will be able to carry 1,000 passengers.
Designed by Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai), the state-of-the-art trains are scheduled to go into use in 2027 and link Shinagawa Station, in central Tokyo, with Nagoya.
At present, it takes 90 minutes for a conventional "shinkansen" bullet train to complete the journey between the two stations, but the new technology will cut the trip to 40 minutes.
The vehicle has no wheels – doing away with friction and, hence, providing a smoother and quieter ride at a faster speed – and is propelled along a track through electromagnetic pull.
I can only assume subway trains here in New York City will continue to average -3.2 miles per hour.
Life’s so unfair.