Shinkansen Not Fast Enough for Japan, Now Building a MagLev

I’ve taken the Shinkansen in Japan, and let me tell you: It’s fast. But only around 250km/h, which is apparently not fast enough. The Japanese are building a MagLev for the backbone route of Japan: Tokyo in the north to Nagoya in the south. Because, why travel at 250km/h when you can cruise at 500km/h+ 10cm off the ground! Probably because its insanely expensive, like $112 Billion expensive (we could send humans to Mars several times over for that price). Read on if you like trains and/or speed.


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