[CA] High-speed maglev line connecting Toronto with other major cities?

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[CA] High-speed maglev line connecting Toronto with other major cities?

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A high-speed maglev line connecting Toronto with other major cities?
A vision to build a high-speed maglev line connecting Toronto with other major cities in the northeast has gone viral, offering a glimpse into a possible future where short-haul flights are obsolete relics of a bygone era.

The concept for a Great Northeast Corridor maglev route was created by Adam Paul Susaneck, a New York City-based architectural designer, as an academic exercise a few years ago. [...]

After learning his post had gone viral, Susaneck shared a history of the project on Instagram. Susaneck explained in a post that his "proposal for a transnational maglev in the northeast [is] designed to better connect the most populous cities in the region and to replace highly-polluting short-haul flights." Current maglev technology allows speeds of up to 500 km (310 miles) per hour, theoretically allowing travel between Toronto and Montreal in just one hour.

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Included in the post is a diagrammatic representation of the system, a geographic map, an image depicting potential future expansions, and even an analysis of regional flights and the impact such a line would have on the North American airline industry.

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Susaneck thinks regional priorities should take precedence over such a project, citing Metrolinx's planned electrification of the GO train network as one such example where local investment must come first.

He says that he hopes his concept "can serve as an inspiration for how public transit networks can tie regions and communities together in ways we hadn't necessarily imagined."

"The purpose of an eye-catching, large-scale plan like this one is to get people thinking about what might be possible in the future," he says.

Quoting legendary architect Daniel Burnham, Susaneck suggests governments "Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized. Make big plans, aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone, will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency."
Source: https://www.blogto.com/travel/2023/11/m ... e-toronto/ Accessed: 2023-11-29

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Re: [CA] High-speed maglev line connecting Toronto with other major cities?

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I think it is better to build it in straight big TBM driven tunnel between stations that are no closer than 200 kilometers apart to avoid everybody wanting a station at their town or opposition from farmers, greens and NIMBYS.

The larger tunnels will allow overnight container trains and possibly extra return can be made by putting HVDC cables in the tunnel.

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