A newly proposed transportation system, an elevated cross-continental train that goes 500 mph, aims to replace flying travel.
is an elevated train that instead of running on a track line, passing through a series of unobtrusive magnetic loops.
Those loops propel the train forward, like a rail gun, at speeds upwards of 500 miles per hour (804 km/h, or the average speed of a plane.
The train is still just an idea conceived by creative director at Manyone, Jens Martin Skibsted.
“You would take something a little slower than a flight, but it would be immensely more efficient. This isn’t just being optimistic. It’s necessary. CO2 tariffs, or taxes on CO2, will make flights way more inaccessible.
The single-track system is designed to reduce construction costs and integrate with existing infrastructure in urban areas. Additionally, it puts a minimal strain on any environment with the loops allowing unobtrusive passage above irregular terrain, rivers and animal crossings.”