《重庆晨报》报道,中日两国正在合力研发高速气动悬浮列车,或将改变世界交通系统。 中日研发高速气动悬浮列车 时速可达400-500公里 A model of the aerotrain. [Photo: people.cn] A high-speed aerotrain that could run 400 to 500 kilometers per hour is being developed by China and Japan in a joint effort, Chinese media Chongqing Morning Post reported. 据《重庆晨报》报道,中日两国正在合力研发一种时速可达400-500公里的高速气动悬浮列车。 对外公布的这款高速气动悬浮列车(high-speed aerotrain)模型长一米多,子弹头车头似高铁列车,车身则有环形翼(annular wing)和气流推进器(airflow propeller),又跟飞机有些相似。 重庆理工大学领衔参与高速气动悬浮列车研发的教授赖晨光介绍,这样的高速气动悬浮列车,完全采用自然能源驱动(fully powered by natural energy),使用成本低,速度还非常快。 If the train runs at a speed of 500 km/h, the energy it consumes is only 1/3 of that consumed by current high-speed trains, and 1/6 of the maglev trains. 如果以时速500公里为前提,气动悬浮列车的能耗是高铁的1/3、磁悬浮列车的1/6。 Trial manufacturing and test runs of the first and second generation aerotrain have been conducted in Japan. 高速气动悬浮列车第一代、第二代样式试制及实车试验已经在日本完成。 根据规划,日本将于2025年开通第一条高速气动悬浮列车线路(the first high-speed aerotrain line)。接下来,中日团队将基于新设计的“LOOP”造型,为其配备阻燃性的镁合金车身(train body made of magnesium alloy)并开展更加深入的试验研究与验证。 【相关词汇】 磁悬浮列车 maglev train 高铁列车 high-speed train 动车 bullet train 悬挂式单轨列车 mounted monorail train 跨座式单轨列车 straddle-beam monorail line 无轨列车 virtual rail line 轻轨列车 light rail train 无人驾驶地铁列车 unmanned subway trains 城际高铁 intercity high-speed rail 交通强国 a country with strong transportation network 铁路营运里程 mileage of operational railway (中国日报网英语点津 马文英)