State media said China successfully tested it own "home-grown" magnetic levitation (maglev) train, state media reported. The train, named "China No 1", is designed for high volume urban use, has a lower energy consumption and costs less to build than maglev technology developed by Germany and Japan, the current leaders in the field. Its top speed is around 100 km/hour. At present the only commercial maglev service in the world operates between Shanghai's international airport and the Pudong area of the city, which reaches a top speed of more than 430 km/hour.
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