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Traditional Shinkansen vs Maglev

The history of Shinkansen, also known as the bullet train, goes back to the early 60s. This is when the first of its kind, the 0 Series Shinkansen, started operating on the Tokyo-Osaka line. The first bullet train was a pioneer of its time operating at speeds of 210 km/h ...

Japan Tests Ambitious New Maglev Train

The most ambitious maglev project to date has started testing in Japan. The five-car train quickly accelerates to a top speed of over 500kph. The train – known as the L0 Series – travels so fast that it creates a shock wave and slipstream of wind so powerful it to ...

Transatlantic Maglev

The idea of a tunnel linking New York and London first appeared in a novel by Victorian science fiction writer, Jules Verne in 1895. But the possibility of it ever appearing was remote due to the mind-blowing difficulty of such a project.