Monday, November 24, 2008

Maglev: The future of rail?

Conde Nast Portfolio has a great interactive feature on magnetic levitation (maglev) train technology. China's Shanghai line delivers speeds of 270 miles per hour, nearly twice that of France's TGV and more than three times the speed of Amtrak's Acela.

On such a train, the trip from Washington, D.C. to Boston, which currently takes about eight hours, would be done in around two and a half.

Is this the way of the future for rail in America?

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