trains

Monster Machines: The World's Fastest Train Is Ready To Ride

The world’s fastest maglev train, the 500km/h Series Lo prototype from JR Tokai, made its first public run on Saturday. One hundred lucky passengers took part in a 44km trip between Uenohara and Fuefuki… which took just five minutes to complete once the train got up to speed.


Monster Machines: This 'Flying Banana' Keeps Britain's Trains From Running Off The Rails

The UK rail system includes more than 16,000km of track, which, until relatively recently, had to be inspected at a walking pace. This laser-blasting, track-inspecting locomotive, however, does so faster than a speeding bullet (train).


These Amazing Autonomous Trains Are The Future Of London's Subway

Underground train lines may be dark and gloomy, but the rolling stock that uses them needn’t be. These sleek autonomous trains are what London plans to ferry its inhabitants in within the next 10 years.


A Tour Of The Futuristic Roof On California's High-Speed Rail Station

As the landmark signifying an entirely new way to travel throughout the state, California’s first high-speed rail station needs to look firmly towards the future. Thanks to a material called ETFE that turns its roof into a giant plastic balloon, this Anaheim station showcases groundbreaking design and engineering as part of its progressive transit mission.


What It's Like To Be On The Railroad When A Train Zooms By At 120km/h

I’ll admit it: I ducked. The combination of the zipping sounds with the light shining in and out twisted my senses all out of whack. I felt the speed of the train even though I was sitting on my chair and I just wanted the video to end because I couldn’t handle watching it any more.


Japan Tests New 500km/h Maglev Train

Maglev trains have been promised as the future of public transport since about forever, but high-speed magnetic levitation systems are rapidly gaining a serious reputation — something Japan’s public demonstration of its high-speed maglev system is only going to help.


Man Runs Out Of Train Car And Races It To Get Back In At Next Station

I could have never imagined this could be possible: Watch this guy getting out of a London train car and running all the way to next station to get back inside the same train car.


Japan's Spending $US5 Billion To Fast-Track Maglev Trains In The US

Come on guys. It’s just 60km. We’ll even go halfsies with you. Except, in this case, “halfsies” still amounts to $US5 billion. Japan, in an effort to help Washinton DC build a maglev train that would cut travel time to Baltimore down to 15 minutes, is offering up half the cash to do it. The question is: Does that make the project worth it?


Perth Commuters Tilt And Lift Train Car To Free Trapped Man

A group of commuters freed a man trapped between the platform and a train car in Perth by pushing the train car and lifting the carriage enough for his leg to get out. Thankfully, the train’s shock absorbers were flexible enough to allow it as the chassis and wheels stayed on the tracks.


We Should All Be Using Vacant Tram Tracks For Personal Pallet Trains

Trams and light rail trains are great for getting around a city and all, but they’re just sitting there empty a lot of the time, just begging you to trip over them. So why not turn that underused resource into a new form of mobility: A DIY pallet-train for one?


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