Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Shanghai MagLev

On a recent trip to Shanghai I had the opportunity to ride the amazing MagLev train. Reaching speeds of over 430 km/h on its 8 minute, 30 km journey this was an amazing insight into what the future of travel could be.

This article really puts it into perspective with the possibility of a 1 hour transatlantic crossing using evacuated tunnels suspended below the ocean. The lack of air removes the last restriction on the maglev trains: air resistance. I can't wait!

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