Shanghai’s Maglev

02005-08-04 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fly close to the ground – less than an inch above the ground…

LIKE MANY ON THE MAINLAND, I was on the move over the Chinese New Year. My flight lifted off early on the last morning of the Year of the Horse, touching down at the airport eight minutes later. Yet it never left the ground.

My flight – that’s what it was called – was aboard Shanghai’s spanking-new Maglev (magnetic levitation) train, the world’s fastest, most futuristic passenger line.

More HERE, and HERE and THIS is a link to the official Shanghai Airport web site. A Maglev train would reduce the trip from L.A. to San Fran to something less than two hours. I have always preferred trains to planes…


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