[opendtv] Mag-lev

  • From: Mark Schubin <tvmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Open DTV Forum <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 15:15:19 -0500

As long as it was brought up, there's a commercial mag-lev system from Shanghai's Pudong airport to the Longyang Road metro station. It has been operating for almost three years. The trip takes about seven minutes at a top speed of about 270 MPH (during a test it went about 313 MPH) and costs about $5 for ticketed air passengers. The same trip by road took me about 45 minutes in the middle of the night with no traffic. I note that in "An Inconvenient Truth" Al Gore is shown making the trip in a chauffered limo rather than on the train.

The line is being extended to the Shanghai South railway station, the Expo 2010 site, and the Hongqiao airport.


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