A Chinese passenger train has set a speed record during tests on a new track from Shanghai to Beijing.From a standing start, the Chinese-built train reached a top speed of 302 mph in 22 minutes. When opened next year, the high-speed track will cut travel time between the two cities from 10 hours to four hours.
The train set a record for unmodified conventional rail. The fastest train period is a Chinese mag-lev train, which can hit 311 mph.
How does that high-speed ACELA compare? It maxes out around 150 mph.
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