High Speed Rail---Will it be obselete by the time it is built?
Original post made by Rick, Charleston Gardens, on Mar 30, 2009
"By 2025, a network of bullet trains connecting major ciies is to feature magnetically levitated, or maglev, linear motor trains running at speeds of more than 310 mph." The article states.
The Californis HSR trains probably won't be operating to any extent before 2025 and they will be seen as obselete.
The CHSRA is planning on using trains that have been around for a long time and are old fashioned now even.
Also interesting in this article is a statement about the existing trains "The trains often cause a rail version of a sonic boom as they emerge from tunnels." Wouldn't you love living nest to that or even standing or passing by such an event?
Also "The trains remain in stations only two minutes-not a moment more or less-before easing out and quickly gaining speed."
I suspect if there is Federal money for HSR in California it will be for the L.A. to Las Vegas route. It won't have the political problems that the route to S.Franscisco has or will have.