长沙磁浮快线安全试运营一周年 Maglev rail line safely operated for 1 year

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 长沙磁浮快线安全试运营一周年 Maglev rail line safely operated for 1 year

China's first middle-to-low speed(速度) magnetically levitated (maglev) rail line in Changsha has safely operated(运营) for one year.The rail line stretches more than 18 kilometers and is the longest of its kind(类型) in the world.

 长沙磁浮快线安全试运营一周年 Maglev rail line safely operated for 1 year

The maglev shuttles(往返) between Changsha's south railway station and the airport.

 长沙磁浮快线安全试运营一周年 Maglev rail line safely operated for 1 year

It takes less than 20 minutes to complete(完成) the 18.55-km journey.

 长沙磁浮快线安全试运营一周年 Maglev rail line safely operated for 1 year

The 48-meter-long train can carry(搭载) 363 people in three carriages(车厢). It can achieve(到达) a maximum(最大) speed of 100 km per hour.

 长沙磁浮快线安全试运营一周年 Maglev rail line safely operated for 1 year

The domestically produced moderate-speed maglev line costs(花费) about 195 million yuan (about 30 million U.S. dollars) per kilometer, not including relocation fees(费用). It is highly economical in terms(方面) of construction(建设) and maintenance(维护) costs.

词汇  Words:

[sù dù] 速度 speed
[lèi xíng] 类型 kind
[chē xiāng] 车厢 carriage
[fāng miàn] 方面 term
[jiàn shè] 建设 construction
[wéi hù] 维护 maintenance
[wǎng fǎn] 往返 shuttle
[yùn yíng] 运营 operate
[wán chéng] 完成 complete
[dā zǎi] 搭载 carry
[dào dá] 到达 achieve

重点词汇 Key word:

  • <形容词 adj.> fast; quick; rapid; speedy
    E.g. Wǒ xùn sù tiào xià chuáng。
    我迅速跳下床。
    I hopped out of bed quickly. 

  • <名词 n.> speed; rapidity; velocity
    E.g. Tā shuō huà yǔ sù hěn kuài,dàn fēi cháng qīng chǔ。
    他说话语速很快,但非常清楚。
    He speaks very fast but what he says is very clear. 


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