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Video of the Week: China unveils the first track-less train... or is it just a bus?

Posted on Jun 30, 2017
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Has the rail industry taken a few tips from the automotive bus industry? China have just launched the world’s first track train which runs along white-dotted lines controlled by hundreds of sensors. Its lithium titanate battery enables the train to run 25 kilometres after just ten minutes of charging. The train is 32 metres long and 3.4 metres high, can accommodate 307 passengers and has a top speed of 70 kilometres per hour. Travelling at a top speed of 70 kilometres per hour, how soon can we expect to see this new innovation on roads around the world?

 


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If you come across a video that you would like to share on our website then please send your suggestions to emily.odowd@smartrailworld.com

 


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Emily O'Dowd
Emily O'Dowd
On graduating with a degree in English Literature at Royal Holloway University of London, Emily joined the editorial team. When she isn't writing articles for the website or interviewing experts in th...read more
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