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With the declining economy, and expensive oil prices, it is not really a surprise why people are now traveling using public transportation systems instead of using their own cars. In fact, many people are fed up with the high world oil price that they are now starting to sell their cars in favor of bicycles and fuel economic cars.

Some people prefer walking for the same reason. But, what if you need to travel from one state to another? What if the destination you plan on traveling to is too far away? If this is so, you might want to try traveling by train.

The fact that airports are becoming more and more congested and airfare are also getting more and more expensive, trains are what people are now looking at as an alternative means of getting from point A to point B. It is cheap, faster than buses and cars, and trains today are very reliable that it rarely breaks down.

Because more and more people are now taking the train as a way to travel, many countries are now taking a look at trains and are now beginning to fund researches and developments for new types of trains that is able to go faster, more reliable and can provide cheap fares for the public.

In fact, some countries, such as China and Japan as well as France are now using new trains equipped with the latest technology, such as the Maglev trains.

So, what are the Maglev trains?

First of all, Maglev stands for magnetic levitation. This particular type of train basically has the same concept like the traditional train. It has tracks as well as cars to accommodate passengers. However, in the Maglev technology, the cars will not be touching the tracks. In fact, the train cars will not have any wheels.

The main concept of Maglev is to use magnetic polarization to lift the cars off the tracks and propel them forward. The same concept is also used for slowing down or stopping the train.

Because there will be no friction between the tracks and the cars, it will allow the train to go at a much faster speed. In fact, it can reach almost 500 kilometers an hour. Now, imagine riding one from Los Angeles to Las Vegas? Although it will not be as fast as airplanes, you will get to your destination at a very fast rate.

Also because of no friction, you will be able to enjoy a smoother ride.

And, the best thing about this is that it uses magnets to propel the train. It uses no gasoline which means no greenhouse gas emissions. By riding trains like this, you will not only save a lot of money on gas,but you will also do the environment a favor.

Also, you will be able to enjoy the great scenery whenever you travel by train.

Maglev trains are definitely the train of the future. With the rate of development of this technology, it will not be a surprise that we will soon have a train that can travel faster than an airplane. In fact, it can even reach the speed of sound.

So, if you ever see Maglev trains cruising from one city to another, don’t be surprised if people prefer trains as a way to get from point A to point B. It is much cheaper, cleaner, and a lot faster.

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