Maglev (magnetic levitation) is a train transit system of transportation that utilizes twosets of magnets. One set to repel and push the train up off the tracks, and another set tomove the elevated train ahead, thus taking advantage of the lack of friction. Maglev cancompete on par if not above traditional subway/metro and light rail transit systems.

Having set several speed records, the train travels along a guideway of magnetswhich controls the train's stability and speed, and with no moving parts Maglevare able toaccelerate & decelerate much faster than that of conventional railtransit systems. By inhibiting the most crucial obstacle faced by most conventionalland transportation – drag, Maglev trains are thus much quieter, smoother, and faster.As a result, the power needed to operate a Maglev train does not consume asmuch of a large percentage of the overall system as opposed to standard trains.

Although the cost of constructing and installing Maglev trains are similarto that of conventional systems, due to the simplicity of the Maglev vehicle,the manufacturing & maintenance costs are greatly reduced. With the onlyreal practical limitations being the comfort and safety of its passengers,it is without a doubt, that the cost-effective maglev trains are the answerto modern transit problems.

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