Japan tests world's fastest train
The latest magnetically levitated Maglev train has a record speed of 581kph.
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2011 18:25

Central Japan Railway has been testing the latest version of its magnetically levitated Maglev train, the fastest ground-moving vehicle in the world.

Connecting Tokyo to Osaka, the train will travel the 514km distance in only 67 minutes. The train has a record speed of 581kph.

The first part of the track to Nagoya is scheduled to be finished by 2025.

Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Yamanashi, Japan.

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