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Japanese company says its magnetic levitation train set speed record

A Japanese company said its magnetic levitation train set a speed record this week, reaching 366 mph on a test track.  The Central Japan Railway Co., often called JR Central, said the test run involved  a seven-car "maglev" train on a 26.6-mile track in Japan’s Yamanashi prefecture. The company said it hopes to best itself with another test run Tuesday.  Magnetic levitation, or “maglev,” train systems use magnets to lift and propel the train, promising a ride that’s smoother, quieter, and nearly twice as fast as traditional high-speed rail. JR Central set the previous maglev train speed record of 361 mph on the same track in December...

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