A new high-speed maglev train will connect Shanghai to Beijing, cutting travel times from 10.5 hours to four. The workers I spoke with in 2009 estimate that construction will take another three years to connect the two cities.
Tags: China, Construction
Three pillars of the new maglev stand tall in first light on a Saturday morning in Shanghai. Two pillars hold up a prefabricated slab of concrete and steel that the maglev runs on top of. Brought up by a machine running on the track laid so far and then moved across the chasm, each of them is some 30-40 meters long. Image running this for 1200km from Shanghai to Beijing.Tags: