Forget the plane, take the Maglev train! Indeed, the travel industry is one of the top global industries dependent upon transportation to thrive. The way we travel is steadily advancing thanks in part to progressive technology. Imagine traveling from major destinations such as Washington D.C. to New York City in just one hour. With the proposal of the Northeast Maglev, now you can.
What Is The Northeast Maglev?
The Northeast Maglev is a proposed train project committed to providing a travel solution to one of the most congested corridors in the United States. It would completely revolutionize the way people work and live by connecting cities across America’s Northeast Corridor.
How Fast Would The Northeast Maglev Train Be?
It holds the Guinness record for world’s fastest ground transportation system, with the capability to connect cities in record time traveling speeds upward 311 mph!
The increased speeds would be made possible through the Maglev’s magnetic levitation transportation system. Referred to as the Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV), this magnetic levitation transportation system uses magnetic attractions and coils between the track and cars.
Interestingly, the word maglev is actually a portmanteau, blending together the words “magnetic” and “levitation”.
What Cities Would It Connect?
The project would include two phases. Once fully completed, the Northeast Maglev would travel between cities including New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.
However, there’s even a proposed trans-national maglev known as The Greater Northeast Corridor. This fantasy loop would connect destinations such as Philly, NYC, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, and Detroit. For now, this remains only a proposal but with technology always advancing, one can dream.
Would The Maglev Be Safe To Travel?
Yes. Through the use of its magnetic levitation system, derailment is not possible. The maglev has over 50 years of development behind it. Since development first began in 1962, over 1.7 million miles have been traveled.
In fact, the first commercially operational maglev train opened in Birmingham, England in 1984. Additionally, over 287,00 peopled have ridden the Maglev.
The Completed Maglev Train:
Phase I of the project is currently undergoing an environmental impact study.
Phase I would connect Washington D.C. and Baltimore with a station at BWI Airport.
However, Phase I is expected to be completed by 2025.
Next, Phase II train route would succeed to connect D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and New York.
At this time, Boston is still idea for expansion.
Conclusively, you can find out more about this project and stay up to date on its development by visiting their website here.