Crossing Russia in 18 hours

Filed under: China,Russia,Train Stuff,Uncategorized — Amy @ 12:43 am

This morning we took the Shanghai Maglev train from Pudong to the International airport. This thing goes up to 431 km/hour and takes only 7 minutes to make the trip. I took some video out the window, so hopefully it turns out.

However, this got me thinking. If we had one of these between Calgary and Edmonton, it would be about a 40 minute trip, more or less.

And if one ran between Moscow and Beijing, well, you could do the entire trip non-stop in about 18 hours.

Cool.

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