At that speed, it takes just 2.5 hours to travel from Beijing to Shanghai by train, which covers over 620 miles. For comparison, the same journey takes three hours by plane and 5.5 hours by high-speed rail. These insane speeds are possible thanks to the train’s futuristic magnetic levitation technology.
Using electromagnetic propulsion, the train “floats” above the track with no contact between the body and rail, eliminating the need for wheels. As well as increased speed, this has other advantages too as the train will be quieter and require less maintenance than other trains.