Korean railway research institute Corel has successfully tested the world’s fastest train. The latest version of Corel’s Hypertube train has been able to run at a speed of one thousand kilometers per hour, Corel said.
Hyper-tube is a new version of Korea’s Hyper-loop train. The Korean government began work on the Hyper-tube project in 2017. Last September, the first success of the concept was to run at a rate of 714 kilometres per hour.
According to the new announcement, all the previous faults have been rectified and a successful test of the railway system has been completed so that it can run at a speed of more than one thousand kilometres per hour.
The train, developed by South Korea, is claimed to be faster than long-haul aircraft from Europe to Asia. The speed of long-haul aircraft from Europe to Asia is 800 to 1000 kilometers per hour.
The institute has said that it will continue to refine the technology and will develop tracks and full vehicles by 2022. Similarly, the government is preparing to bring the railway into operation by 2024. Now that the train is operational, it will be possible to reach Busan and any place in the country from Seoul, the capital of Korea, within 30 minutes.