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Maglevs in the real world
« on: February 21, 2010, 05:48:28 AM »

The fastest train in the world, the Shanghai line in China, is a maglev.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Maglev_Train

And here's a page about maglevs on the US Department of Transportation's website:
http://www.fra.dot.gov/us/content/200

There were several public maglev projects that were in the research part of development near the beginning of the 21st century, but they all stopped getting funding in 2005. My guess is Congress decided they're too expensive to build. However, there is private research going on at several research institutes and universities.

Other countries currently have small maglev tracks, test facilities, or proposed plans to build lines, such as Australia, Germany, India, the UK, Japan (who plans to start commercial maglev service between Tokyo and Nagoya by 2025), Korea, and Canada.
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