Maglev Train Hovercraft

By Bananabob


This paragraph is about Maglev Trains. The fastest maglev can go 361 MPH! There are 192 MaglevŐs on the earth today. A reason why we have maglevs is because every thing isnŐt quite fast enough.  

What it is

The first Maglev was invented in the 1960Ős the control gears and the advent of solid-state electronics made maglev vehicles. The maglev can go 62 MPH so itŐs just as slow but it probably cost a lot less. The gas prices are higher.


       The fastest maglev can go 361 MPH but that is only for one person. But with it full of people it can go 310 MPH that will save tons of time and gas money.


This paragraph is about why we need Maglevs.  According to Kevin Bonsor, we need Maglev trains because everything else, like walking, cars, and busses, are simply not fast enough (  I think maglevs are very cool. 


The first hovercraft maglev that was invented was in china. By a person named Sinha in the 1960Ős everybody was probably really excited. And this was according to  


I hope you liked what I wrote about Maglev hovercraft. They are very cool. If you do a technology report I would love to read it.






history of Maglev

April 28, 2008

In the 1960s Great Britain held the lead in maglev research Eric Laithwaite Professor of Heavy Electrical Engineering at Imperial College developed a functional maglev passenger vehicle. It weighed 1 ton and could carry four passengers. Additional funding for his work was also provided by British Rail, the British Transport Commission, Manchester University, Surrey University and the Wolfson Foundation.His maglev had one mile 1.6 km of track and was thoroughly tested, but his research was cut off in 1973 due to lack of funding; and his progress was not sufficient. British Rail also set up a Maglev Experimental Centre at their Railway Technical Centre based at Derby.



Bonsor, Kevin

Maglev train

April 29, 2008

While maglev transportation was first proposed more than a century ago the first commercial maglev train made its test debut in Shanghai China in 2002 click here to learn more, using the train developed by German company Transrapid International. The same line made its first open-to-the-public commercial run about a year later in December of 2003 The Shanghai Transrapid line currently runs to and from the Longyang Road station at the city's center and Pudong airport. Traveling at an average speed of 267 mph 430 kmh the 19 mile 30 km journey takes less than 10 minutes on the maglev train as opposed to an hour-long taxi ride. China is building an extension of the Shanghai line that will run 99 miles160 km to Hangzhou. Construction is scheduled to begin in fall 2006 and should be completed by the 2010 Shanghai Expo This line will be the first Maglev rail line to run between two cities



Sam Gurol and Bob Baldi

General Atomics Urban Maglev Program Status

April 30, 2008

the next hovercraft maglev will be in china