Japan unveils 310 mph floating train

By Tyler Falk | November 26, 2012, 2:37 PM PST

Japan has always been a leader in high-speed rail transportation. Since the 1960s, Japan has run the Shinkansen bullet train network which now consists of nearly 1,500 miles of rail lines.

Japan is continuing to lead the way in high-speed rail innovation with Central Japan Railway’s unveiling of a prototype for a maglev train with the top speed of 310 miles per hour, The Daily Yomiuri reports.

Magnetic levitation are propelled forward with magnetic force without touching tracks. The frictionless train is fast and efficient. Japan has previously tested a maglev train at 361 mph.

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