Sunday, August 21, 2011

"New Australia" Transrapid proposal

Over the past few weeks we've seen a few emails back and forth about the proposal for a Transrapid Maglev train system running in Australia.  From Melbourne to Geelong and the area aiports.

To the main page of "New Australia" here:

You can find the links to the proposal here:

But, the interesting part is within the pdf, see page (3).  There is a current Oct 2010 maglev cost quote based on $34M per kilometer for double track.  (Assuming that 50% is elevated and 50% is at grade).  Unfortunately its not reported if this price is in US dollars or not.

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