Future-Trains In China To Hit 1000KPH

Now this is how you do it. China is looking into creating a high-speed train that would run along at 1000KPH, or 620MPH. How the hell are they planning that, you ask? Well, since the main thing slowing down maglev trains is air resistance, they’re planning on vacuum-sealing the train tunnels. So much for that refreshing breeze.

There is one problem: the new tunnels would cost almost $3 million more to build… per kilometer. But if there are two things China has a lot of, they would be money and kilometers. So this sounds like a pretty good match.

[via Engadget]