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Changchun: China has rolled out a middle-to-low speed magnetic-levitation (Maglev) train Tuesday.
The train, manufactured by Chinese train maker CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd, comes with a maximum operational speed of 120 km per hour.
Powered by the maglev technology, the train will run on a tourist route in Qingyuan City, south China's Guangdong Province, the company says.
The train features a strong climbing capacity, a short turning radius, and low noise, said Ren Zhonghua, a senior engineer with the company.
Aside from its relatively low cost and short construction period, the three-car train can carry up to 500 passengers on a single trip.
The middle-to-low-speed maglev system is suitable for city-commutes, as well as travel to nearby cities and tourist destinations.
IANS report with edits