The new trains would be the quickest in the world
Deputy general manager at CASC, Liu Shiquan, said their scientists would be developing the very fast trains of the future that are able to “fly on the ground”.
Mao Kai, chief designer of the system, said in an interview with a state newspaper the train will ensure safety by allowing for acceleration that is slower than that of civil aircraft.
The supersonic train could be rolled out in 60 countries across the globe
The top speed recorded by the Concorde jet before it was deemed too unsafe in 2003 was 1,354 mph.
However, critics of the project have said the human body would not be able to withstand such an intense acceleration for very long.
Elon Musk’s Hyperloop could take passengers from London to Edinburgh in half an hour, a journey that currently takes more than four hours.
The developer has described the transport system as a “cross between a Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table”.
The Hyperloop would allow passengers to travel in pods inside hide tubes.
Removing all of the friction from the technology would mean that the Hyperloop could carry passengers at around 760 mph.