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Trains

Electric passenger train

Incredible ‘infinity train’ can run forever by recharging with gravity

March 14th, 2022

Companies everywhere are pushing to lower carbon output as carbon levels reach record highs. But the race to decarbonize just took a huge leap and it’s all thanks to a new type of train. Australian engineering company Fortescue Future Industries has announced the development of the world’s first infinity train. Instead of relying on renewable …

Why Hyperloop Won't Work

Why Hyperloop will never work in the United States

August 17th, 2016

A few years ago, definitely-not-Iron-Man Elon Musk unveiled his concept for the future of transportation: small train cars travelling in a tube with low air pressure and levitated by magnets, which could travel at the speed of planes for a fraction of the cost. Numerous companies are working to make his idea a reality, but for …

Japan Train Station Student

Japanese train company keeps station open for a single passenger

January 11th, 2016

Whether you love or hate your current commuting experience, this story will certainly make you demand more from local authorities when it comes to public transit. Social media exploded over the weekend with news from Japan that a train station is in operation with the sole purpose of serving a single passenger, a student whose …

Switzerland Gotthard Base Tunnel

This is the longest tunnel in the world

August 27th, 2015

What do you do when pesky mountains hinder your ability to transport people and goods as fast as possible between various destinations? Some countries will build railways around those mountains, but if you’re Switzerland, and you have to deal with your Alps, you just go ahead and build the world’s largest tunnel even if it takes more …