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The World’s Fastest Trains

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Shanghai’s Maglev (magnetic levitation) train, which costs passengers just $8 per ride, runs from Pudong International Airport to the Longyang metro station in the suburbs and can complete the 19-mile journey in just seven minutes. China also boasts the world’s second-fastest train, the Fuxing Hao, which does not use magnetic levitation technology. The Fuxing Hao has halved the 10-hour journey from Beijing to Shanghai to just five hours. Japan’s fastest Shinkansen bullet trains are in third place, though that is expected to change when the nation unveils its latest models ahead of the 2020 Winter Olympics.

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