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Old November 18th, 2005, 06:16 AM   #101
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Very nice! Plans are still moving forward slowly here in Pittsburgh for a maglev. I got an e-mail a few weeks ago about public meetings on the alignment of it and the Environmental Impact Statement.....so here's hoping this all works out.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 06:23 AM   #102
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That train is endangering the bug population in Shanghai!
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Old November 18th, 2005, 04:31 PM   #103
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amazing train, nice pics
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Old November 21st, 2005, 05:13 PM   #104
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very,very cool pics.
I still hope that this thing goes into operation at the munich airport
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Old November 28th, 2005, 09:05 AM   #105
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awesome !!!
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Old December 5th, 2005, 04:59 PM   #106
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amazing
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Old December 5th, 2005, 05:07 PM   #107
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How much did it cost to build?
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Old December 6th, 2005, 06:09 AM   #108
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How much did it cost to build?
No idea...
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Old December 6th, 2005, 06:59 AM   #109
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The 30 km maglev track and train(s) cost a total of $1.2bn.

From what I have heard, it is a commercial bust. The average number of riders per train were only 73 on a train with a capacity for 440 people.

The ticket prices were too high (which is probably why they are now around $6 per one-way ticket).... and the drop-off points and stations for the mag-levs were in areas where not alot of passengers had easy access to, adding to its lack of success.


At this point I don't think the mag-lev will have any more major expansions, as I have heard that China has instead opted for the Shinkansen line instead. Shame.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 05:01 PM   #110
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Any of you guys already travelled with the maglev during the new expanded operation time (+5h)

As far as I know, it makes only 300 km/h during the additional operation time, not 430.

Any experience? How is it accepted by the customers?
Is it full/empty?
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Old December 9th, 2005, 05:20 PM   #111
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darn we were supposed to ride this thing in going to the airport, but our luggage was too heavy and bulky lol so we opted to go for the longer trip by tourist bus lol, and the tracks were by our side. We saw the train pass by like a cheetah while our bus traveled at about 50 kph, seemingly like a turtle beside the train lol


and I agree with the wrong translations part....China has a lot of money to hire better translators
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Old December 9th, 2005, 06:17 PM   #112
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I see its doing wonders for the bug control program. yuck!
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Old December 9th, 2005, 06:50 PM   #113
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Thank you very much for the pics Bitxofo!!!


That pics are impresive!!!!



I want a MAGLEV FOR SPAIN!!!!!!
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Old December 10th, 2005, 02:24 PM   #114
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amazing... 7 minutes trip with v=431 km/h

btw they should change name of this train --> "InsectsKiller-431"
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Old December 10th, 2005, 02:34 PM   #115
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Needs stops/terminus in central areas and connection onwards to another majore city - would make good money then ...
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Old December 10th, 2005, 02:39 PM   #116
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The translations are part of the charm when visiting - they make me smile and I still get the gist of it. Wish there were more "4-star" toilets like the one at the Ming tombs tho ;o)
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Old December 12th, 2005, 12:56 PM   #117
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some more shots and ...

Hello!
Nice shots of your trip with maglev in Shanghai!
Here are some more (photos from maglev.in )



front of maglev



inside the train



maintenance ward

many photos and maps are here: maglev.in

more discussions and info about maglev also here: Forum Maglev

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Old December 13th, 2005, 05:54 PM   #118
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The highest speed on ground ?! (relative speed is around 700km/h
when two maglev trains of different directions meet together)

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Old December 13th, 2005, 09:58 PM   #119
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great photos, this is awesome
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Old December 14th, 2005, 03:39 AM   #120
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Nice pictures from Gakei....
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