Shanghai Maglev Train (SMT) operats between Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Longyang Road Metro Station. With the technological cooperation from Germany, the world's first commercial magnetic levitation line was operated on Apr 1, 2003, the designed maximum operating speed of 430 km/h is near the flight speed, and the actual operating speed is about 300 km/h, the whole 30 km trip will take only eight minutes. There are currently 3 vehicles that run on an electro magnetically active track. Each train consists of five cars. Normally two units are used with the third readied in reserve.
Photographed by Asit Baran Das & Bani Das.