Japan’s Levitating Train Hits 310 MPH in Trials

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  1. dawg

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    It’s currently the world’s longest and fastest stretch of maglev train, reaching speeds as high as 310 mph in a demonstration last week. But Japan’s L-Zero only lives on 15 miles of test track, and we’re still more than a decade away from completion.
    After five years of trials, plus some starts and stops, Central Japan Railway Co. is finally starting construction on a maglev line between Nagoya and Tokyo, a 177-mile trip that will be cut from 95 minutes on today’s high-speed trains to just 40 minutes with maglev by 2027. To put that kind of speed in perspective, Amtrak’s Acela takes about 3 hours and 40 minutes to go about 210 miles. A trip from Boston to New York on maglev would take under an hour.


    By 2045, JR Central hopes to extend the line to Osaka, which will cut the number of passengers on the frequent flights between the two cities. When built, the maglev will join an airport line in Shanghai and a low-speed train in Nagoya, among other rail systems that use magnets to float rail cars above a track to reduce friction and increase stability.
     
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    This would work great in America, the TSA frisks you for half an hour after waiting in a two hour line to ride the magnet train when you could have just taken the bus. :facepalm:
     
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    We cant even get light rail in Ottawa :facepalm:
     
  5. TripTo My Taint

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    And one IDE takes down a 10 billion dollar train...how will they defend a stretch of 177 miles?
     
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    How'bout one asshole at the controls going too fast and texting his friends?
     
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    Sounds dangerous.
     
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    the year 2045, ain't nobody got time for that
     
  10. Swayze

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    Nobody wants to bomb japan

    They mind their bidness

    Im not sure they even have a military
     
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    There are endless debates about a maglev train between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. It would be quite cool if it could get done within the next one hundred years for fook's sake.
     
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    Aint nobody spending a bajillion dollars for that shit to take a bunch of gamblers and tourists out to the middle of nowhere when they can make a run from LA to San diego or even the bay area which has been needed for decades
     
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    We still have power lines above ground.. the US is becoming a 3rd world nation and way behind on technology... fuck The US was even 5 years behind in cell phones compared to the UK :facepalm:
     
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    you don't know this to be true cunt
     
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    I want that one prototype that has continuous pods that deke into a station or if not keep going. I think that was mag too. sounded cool. one person per pod.
     
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    2 people pods, sorry - skytran

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SkyTran
     
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    Oh but I do
     
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    indeed. the UK & ROI went from hardly any usage to an absolute mobile explosion in a very, very short time period. much faster than NA. that and flat screen tvs. it was bizarre.
     
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    It even shocked me when I went back.. I really felt like the US was and still is way behind