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300 MPH Maglev Train Could Carry Passengers From Washington D.C. To New York in 60 Minutes

by , 11/08/13
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Northeast Maglev (TNEM) just unveiled updated plans for a superconducting maglev train that could rocket passengers from Washington D.C. to New York City in 60 minutes flat. The 300 MPH bullet train would be levitated and propelled by powerful electromagnets, which would reduce friction and allow the train to achieve very high speeds with rapid acceleration. The project was recently revamped in light of increased interest in high-speed public transport technologies such as the Hyperloop.

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Northeast Maglev is an American company funded by a Japanese government bank. Although the technology sounds incredible, it’s certainly feasible – company CEO and chairman Wayne Rogers points to a maglev route currently being constructed between Nagoya and Tokyo.

Similar projects along East Coast of the United States have been considered in the past, but have all failed due to lack of legislative support. According to John Harding, a former U.S. Department of Transportation maglev scientist, the problems were the curves in the path and low projected public interest. Northeast Maglev is attempting to resolve the issue with the curves, but will require additional funding to do so.

+ Northeast Maglev (TNEM)

Via FastCo.Exist

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  1. mdguy99 November 13, 2013 at 9:56 am

    This AGAIN!Ugh! For years the federal government was trying to jump-start a Baltimore to DC maglev that would eventually be extended north. The proposed route along the existing Northeast corridor was so hated by locals it died multiple deaths.

    It\’s less flashy but updating the power supply, fixing choke points and getting the existing system into a state of good repair is a better way to go.

  2. legalegl November 9, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I expect it’s pie in the sky. How do you justify it? The average person will be tied to the city because of costs and most jobs pay a peons wage anymore…so that limits numbers willing to pay the price of a ticket. It worked overseas, but most of these economies were booming at the time and hadn’t succumbed to the corruption that wracked the world. Today this nation, and the corporations are run by psychopaths that have no concern for America or its people.

  3. Jos Conil November 8, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Maglev is a highly energy intensive technology. There is an alternative to that using natural aerodynamic principles. Most high speed train technologies view the air pressure encountered in motion as a problem to be solved or avoided. That is why we have concepts like ‘Vactrain” and “Hyperloop”. But the air being moved with the train can be utilized to produce levitation as well as aid in the propulsion of the train. The main propulsion force will be electromagnetic – linear induction motor. I have also worked out measures to counter the centrifugal force and the G force felt by the passengers.The train can thus take normal railroad curves at very high speeds – 200 to 300 mph (320 to 480 kmph)safely and without the passengers feeling any tilt or centrifugal force which can cause disturbances and nausea.

    An outline of this technology is given in the last para of this webpage http://ecoconcord.com/?page_id=36

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