China is planning to make the World’s fastest train – claimed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
Liu Shiquan, a deputy general manager at CASC, said that the whole team is looking forward to make the next generation train that could “Fly on the ground”.
“The corporation has built rich experience and accumulated technological know-how through major projects, and it has the capabilities in simulation, modelling and experimentation for large-scale projects, as well as the world-class design capability for supersonic aircraft, all of which lay the important ground for the super-fast train project,” state-owned website The Paper wrote of CASC’s plans.
Although China has the fastest train network in the whole wide world but to remain in the competition, it is not planning to sit back and relax.
CASC affiliated with China’s defense ministry has developed missiles, satellites, and rockets but it is aiming to make trains that can travel at speeds of up to 2,500mph.
Chinese scientists have also unveiled their plans of making an intercity train that can travel more than 600 mph – preparing to compete with Elon Musk’s Hyperloop concept which is based on air instead of wheels and could result in speeds of more than 700mph.