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Old March 20th, 2007, 09:22 PM   #101
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book your flight!!!!!!!!! is you just go to the airport an take there the ticket it´s about 200€ return!
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Old March 21st, 2007, 05:17 AM   #102
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Wow! I'm doing madrid-barcelona in April too! About the flights...so is it a good idea to reserve a seat ahead of time to save money? Or are the costs the same no matter how or where or when you get them? I've seen prices around 30 euros...which is like really cool. So what's the price if I just show up at the airport vs. buying it online or something?
The earlier you book, the cheaper you fly!

Madrid-BCN starting at 20 euros, tax included.

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Old June 5th, 2007, 11:25 AM   #103
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A Mag-Lev in Madrid?

http://www.larazon.es/noticias/noti_mad2858.htm (Spanish)
A Mag-Lev will go through Madrid in ten minutes at 500Km/h.
Madrid’s Regional Government is studying joining the Airport and Alcalá de Henares with Chamartín in a record time.

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MADRID- A train that <<flies>>. That’s the Regional Government President’s dream, Esperanza Aguirre, who, after having put Madrid Metro network among the best three around the world, now plans to bring to Madrid the fastest train in railroad’s history, the Mag-Lev.
The project, which is still in informative studies and pending technical advice, has been rounding through President’s head several years. Actually, since Aguirre travelled to the Chinese city of Shanghai, where the only commercially-operated Mag-Lev is located being able to travel the 30km from downtown to the airport in seven minutes at a speed near to 500km/h.
Madrid goal’s are the same. Studies which are being carried out by the Regional Government aim to stablish some HSLs crossing in diagonal Madrid’s regional map.
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Geographical and technical studies are being carried out right now to evaluate the possibility of a Mag-Lev train that could link Campamento’s zone with Madrid-Barajas Airport in a time that will not surpass ten minutes.
Even more ambitious are the regional plans to build a big Mag-Lev line which could lie parallel to A-2 road and connect Alcalá de Henares y Torrejón with Chamartín station in less than five minutes. This will be a revolution in commuter traffic and mobility in Madrid’s regional area, and specifically in the route already mentioned will eliminate one of the main conflictive traffic spots to access the capital.
In addition to these possible itineraries, a track joining Madrid’s big suburbs in the outskirts is being considered in order to link them in a faster way than the underground offers right now.
Madrid’s metro network enlargement has already reduced travel times a little. However, while the network is getting bigger, it is also getting slower. The regional government argues this is the reason for considering an ultra rapid high tech transport like the Mag-Lev as a complement to the underground system.

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The article carries on commenting Mag-Lev's technology, benefits and disadvantages, its initial elavated and luxury costs, and other projects around the globe as the one to join Gasgow and London, Munich and its airport or japnese JR-Maglev.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 05:04 PM   #104
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Too cool.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 05:52 PM   #105
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Old June 6th, 2007, 06:04 PM   #106
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could someone post a map---maybe a fast google earht based sketch, where the line would run?
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Old June 6th, 2007, 11:00 PM   #107
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could someone post a map---maybe a fast google earht based sketch, where the line would run?
It's too early to have a route as they have just showed their intentions. Anyway, these would be the lines which appear ub the article.

1- Campamento - Barajas Airport
2- Chamartin - Torrejon - Alcala de Henares



A more general map of Madrid metropolitan area



I am surprised with that, and I still don't think it's likely to be built. But when you talk about Madrid... I also thought Metro expansion planned was impossible and they showed I was wrong.
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Old June 17th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #108
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There are talks of a Glasgow-Edinburgh maglev as well.
Very nice way to travel I've heard.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 05:33 PM   #109
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to build MagLev for a 5min ride? are they kidding?? What sort of acceleration/speed are they talking! the train would have to be tottaly cleaned and deodorized after each run!
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Old June 20th, 2007, 05:36 PM   #110
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to build MagLev for a 5min ride? are they kidding?? What sort of acceleration/speed are they talking! the train would have to be tottaly cleaned and deodorized after each run!
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Old June 20th, 2007, 05:47 PM   #111
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MagLev in Madrid?


yeah, of course...the same possibilities of the invasion of Aliens...
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Old June 20th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #112
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Old June 21st, 2007, 06:35 PM   #113
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Old June 21st, 2007, 06:37 PM   #114
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 10:31 AM   #115
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 05:22 PM   #116
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Guys don´t be cruel and understand him, in some countries, to make something new when it´s about infrastructures, takes decades... if it´s ever done, so from their own experience in their home-countries they may be a bit sceptics. It´s normal.

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Old June 23rd, 2007, 05:23 PM   #117
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 07:55 PM   #118
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With all the mayor construction proyects I've seen going on in Spain, I'm not surprised that a Maglev is being considered. I'm not too sure on wether it's practical for the routes they are planning though. Anyway...Que Viva Espana!!!
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Old August 7th, 2007, 11:19 AM   #119
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Madrid-Barcelona high-speed rail link to open in December: PM

BARCELONA, Spain, Aug 2, 2007 (AFP) - A high-speed rail link between Madrid and Barcelona, Spain's second-largest city, will open on December 21, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said Thursday.

"The works are developing at a good rhythm," he told reporters during a visit to Barcelona.

The high-speed line already connects the Spanish capital to Camp de Tarragona with crews now working to complete the last leg of the line to Barcelona in northeastern Spain.

The opening of the final leg will cut journey times from Madrid to Barcelona from just over four hours to 2.5 hours.

There are over 900 flights a week between Madrid and Barcelona, making it the busiest air route in the world according to global travel and transport information company OAG.

The opening of the high speed rail link between the two cities is expected to cut air traffic on the route.

A high-speed rail link has operated since April 1992 between Madrid and Seville in southwestern Spain.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #120
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So the train will be going 350km/h? If so, it's pretty damn fast...
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