Iran plans Maglev


According to a press release I found, Iran and Germany are planning a maglev link between Tehran and Mashrad, a distance of 900km and a journey time of about 3 hours (currently it takes 14). There is no start or completion date for the project, but by my estimates it would be only the second commercial maglev operation in the World, the first of course being in Shanghai. I find it amazing that these projects are not currently happening in the countries actually developing the systems and in fact are not even being considered in these regions as yet. [Press TV – Iran]