Shanghai bullet train

My parents had told us about the fantastic Transrapid maglev bullet train of Shanghai to Pudong airport.

The train accelerates up to 431 km/h and keeps that speed for maybe 30 seconds before it softly start to hit the brakes. Halfway the train meet the other train coming from the other direction closely on the left side. You better be prepared because otherwise you might think there was an explosion on the train.

So we had to try it! It was really cool! As you can see in the picture there is a display showing the current speed of the train. When we got to top speed everybody wanted to take pictures. One stupid businessman, who sat behind us, had to stand up in the way of everybody else to take his picture with his mobilephone camera.

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