Members of the public in Japan have been able to experience the latest innovations in super-fast train technology. Over 100 passengers rode Japan’s new maglev train over a 27 mile route between Uenohara and Fuefuki, reaching speeds of up to 311mph. The Central Japan Railway Company has been allowing the public to ride the prototype of their maglev Shinkansen train during a test period of eight days on the test track in the Yamanashi prefecture. Japan’s famous bullet trains currently travel up to 200mph, so these new maglev trains would be over 50% faster if the finished products maintain these high speeds. These special trains operate by using magnets to create repelling force and have the train float above the tracks, hence the name maglev.