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maglevMoving Superfast on Earth

Visions of future travel in science fiction usually do not depict ultra-fast movement on a planet. The exception is teleportation in Star Trek. The Minority Report does show Maglev cars that travel at about 100 mph and can transition to …

maglevTest track has 33 times lower air pressure as progress towards 4000 kilometer per hour trains

Having super-high speed trains travel in vacuum or very low pressure is an idea that has been around for centuries and the maglev vacuum concept has been around for decades. A maglev (magnetic levitation) line would use partly or fully …

chinaChina developing faster and slower maglev trains

A new generation of Chinese medium-to-low-speed maglev trains can run at a maximum speed of 160 kph. China will operate five to twelve magnetic levitation rail lines with maximum speed of 160 kilometers per hour in cities including Chengdu, Wuhan …

chinaChina’s planned supersonic maglev transport in evacuated tubes

China Aerospace Science and Industrial Corporation (CASIC) has said it will build a supersonic superconducting magnetic levitation (maglev) tansportation system. Nextbigfuture covered the CASIC announcement a few days ago. There is some additional information about the staging of development plans. …

chinaMore high speed rail and maglev lines in China

China Railway began construction on the 78.2km Beijing – Bazhou high-speed line, which will serve the city’s new international airport at Daxing, 46km south of the capital. The line will include four new stations, including an underground station at the …