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what about flying then?
What about the cost?

There is a 40% difference between high speed train vs flying. Not to mention CO2 emissions, maglev easily wins in CO2 emissions hands down. Did I also mention maglev also reduces our dependence on oil?
 
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The rail system would be used for freight and not passenger services, I bet.
It will probably be used for both just like planes are.
    
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What about the cost?

There is a 40% difference between high speed train vs flying. Not to mention CO2 emissions, maglev easily wins in CO2 emissions hands down. Did I also mention maglev also reduces our dependence on oil?
Has maglev been done on an underground system before? Or is this proposed line gonna be an above-ground route? I'd imagine that due to the low temperatures of the environment, they may even employ superconductors instead of normal electromagnets.
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Has maglev been done on an underground system before? Or is this proposed line gonna be an above-ground route? I'd imagine that due to the low temperatures of the environment, they may even employ superconductors instead of normal electromagnets.
I'm sure the Germans or the Japanese will have something to overcome any deficiencies.
 
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Bragging rights? Hey guys...our tunnel is bigger?


IDK just something that came to mind.
 
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Would be nice to just be able to drive there. But Russia is HUGE. Can't reach notable places for a few days of straight driving still if you're on the coast of russia. good for 2-3 week long road trips though
     
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This would be a nightmare to travel on. Why? Because for anyone living in the US outside of Alaska, you would need to cross 3 boarders just to get from Russia to the US (and vice versa). Ya, now-a-days that's a breeze! Not.
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Not interested. Would be interested in high speed trains from Boston to new york to philly to Washington dc
Acela?
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They have also talked about building a bridge... nothing new here.
I wouldn't want to be on the crew that has to work up there. lol.

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I heard it's lonely in Alaska.
Nope... that's Korea
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The rail system would be used for freight and not passenger services, I bet.
Yep. Shipping companies will probably lose business if the tunnel were to be built. I'm talking about those operating container ships.
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