China’s Cabinet approves second high-speed magnetic levitation railway

China’s Cabinet approves second high-speed magnetic levitation railway
China’s Cabinet approves second high-speed magnetic levitation railway

China 's Cabinet has approved the building of the country's second high-speed magnetic levitation railway, linking Shanghai with nearby city of Hangzhou , a government agency announced Monday.

The one-sentence announcement on the Web site of the Cabinet's National Development and Reform Commission said a feasibility study was to be conducted, and gave no other details.

The world's only commercially operating maglev train, built with German technology, links one of Shanghai 's airports with the city's financial district.

Maglev technology uses powerful magnets to suspend a train above a track and propel it at speeds of up to 430 kph (260 mph), reports the AP.

D.M.