Japanese Maglev Test Reaches 500 km/h
Japan has built a 27-mile long maglev test track in Yamanashi Prefecture, and last week began running a series of new tests with passengers. These trains achieved speeds of 500 km/h, or just above 300 miles per hour. The BBC sent a camera crew to record one of the journeys, which included winners of a contest to ride the test train:
My invitation must have been lost in the mail.
Before people start whining about how California should be doing this instead of its current HSR plan, Japan already has built out a national high speed rail network. California should do that first before considering anything like maglev.