Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Please sign the 90k Maglev Jobs Petition


(from the CNIMP Facebook page)

Dear Maglev Supporters,
Did you know that if everyone who is a fan of this page on Facebook signed our online petition right now, we would have more than enough signatures to deliver it to President Obama and Vice President Biden? There is a ton of support for this project and we need to let your elected leaders know th
at we want Maglev. Please, if you haven't already, sign the online petition at

If you haven't taken the time to sign the petition's only a click away!

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Photos of Chinas fastest Train and Station


A link was sent to us regarding Chinas advancement in HSR's.  Well we have a link to the story and few photos to go along with it.

The article briefly mentions the Maglev in China but, focuses on traveling across China via HSR overnight and the cost of train (lower) vs. (air).

"China already boasts the world's fastest train: the Maglev that bullets from Shanghai's Pudong airport to the city centre - covering 30 kilometres in just eight minutes at an average speed of 430km/h. Within a decade, it's hoped that this will be more or less the norm.

Every 10 minutes or so, rapid-fire inter-city trains depart here for Tianjin, the 120-kilometre trip taking just 30 minutes.
I boarded the D55 to Qingdao, home of the famous Tsingtao beer and a launch pad to South Korea by ferry. Like the best trains in Europe, it was sleek, comfy and fast, (covering 888 kilometres in just over five hours and costing 275 yuan). Classical Chinese music was played over the carriage speakers and the toilets were super clean.
Anyone who visits China and merely plies the routes from Shanghai Airport or Beijing South may think the Chinese have already cracked the art of 21st-century rail travel. They haven't. The network is a work in progress, however, things are heading in the right direction."

We really like this arched station design!  Looks like there will be more than enough room for all the mass flow of riders and the ceilings will be able to carry all that noise above the clouds.  The ARTIC station in Anaheim should borrow a few ideas from China for its station.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Photos of Pittsburgh Maglev Station


We got around to looking at the DEIS (Draft Environmental Impact Statement) for the Pittsburgh Maglev project and saw the following proposed artwork for their stations.

(Airport station)

Downtown station

Shanghai Station

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Maglev Movie Monday!

We hope you had a safe 4th of July weekend.  Not a lot of news this past week for the maglev as the funding announcements from the FRA have not yet been announced.  (supposed to be announced late June). So, we thought it would be a great time to search around youtube for some Maglev videos.

Here are some videos featuring the new TR 09, POV drivers seat view, and some from China.

Drivers View

Transrapid Test Facility (Emsland) w/ POV segments

Transrapid 09 (with Techno music)

Overhead Transrapid 09 (possibly in testing mode...seems slow)

Transrapid Overview  (see the skeleton levitate) 
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Transrapid 09 site overview part 1 (see the fast track switch)

Transrapid 09 site overivew part 2

Girls get scared on Maglev train in Shanghai

Telegent mobile TV on Maglev in Shanghai...(wish we would get this in the US)

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