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A Shanghai Transrapid magnetic levitation train speeds past a parked bicycle. Able to reach a top speed of 430 kilometres per hour, the Transrapid completes the 30 kilometre journey between the Pudong International Airport and the Longyang Metro Station in just over 7 minutes. Still under its testing phase and carrying tourists only at weekends, the line will be in full operation early next year and expects to carry 10 million passengers per year by 2005.