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Maglev will likely have to spend years proving it's a viable alternative to traditional rail before a radical alternative such as vacuum-sealed lines would ever even be studied for feasibility.

Vacuum trains promise to speed between Europe and the US faster than a plane. But will they ever make it off the drawing board?

Transatlantic passengers on Concorde often referred to the supersonic plane as their “time machine” for its ability to land in New York two hours before it left London.


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