Maglev train crash kills 23 in Germany

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by PartTimePongo, Sep 23, 2006.

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    The loss of life due to a tragic and possibly avoidable accident is truly awful , though I hope it won't stop further exploration of Maglev.
  2. Agree with above comment, used to travel on the Shanghai Maglev on a regular basis, about 50 metres above the ground and about 300MPH. Like a cross between a helicopter and a formula one car.

    Complete white elephant though, as the airport has good, clear roads to it from Pudong to the coast. And always nearly empty.

    Someone told me the final bill was 1Mn USD per metre.

    However, that was probably the Germans ripping off the Chinese.

    Accidents happen, but never give up on technology. Imagine London to Manchester in 25mins!