Magnetrain

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Sunday, September 08, 2019 12:26 PM

It is interesting looking back on this thread at comments, including my own, having ridden the Chinese line to Pudong airport.  China abandoned plans for a Shanghai to Hangzhou maglev for many reasons and built a great HSR line instead.  Is Japan still building one? 

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Posted by Gramp on Monday, September 09, 2019 12:37 AM

 

Yes, well on its way. Planned to open in 2027. Tokyo to Nagoya, 178 miles, in 40 minutes. 80% underground. 

Meanwhile, in the U.S.?

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Posted by JoeBlow on Monday, September 09, 2019 6:23 PM

General Atomics built a test track, near San Diego, using maglev technology to test the feasibility of transporting shipping containers. An electrical engineering professor at Cal State Long Beach gave a speech on using such technology to move containers to inland areas instead of using trucks.

Hyperloop proponets have also suggested that their technology could be used to move shipping containers.  

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