Scots call for Maglev
April 23, 2007 (LPAC)--According to the Glasgow Herald, at the end of last week, the city councils of Edinburgh and Glasgow voted in favor of a maglev route that would connect both cities, in a resolution sent to the British Ministry of Transport, and they also offered contributing (financially as well, it seems) to a feasibility study on such a project.
And, in remarks reported by BBC Scotland, yesterday, Alastair Watosn, the head of the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), which has carried out a survey of its own, discarding all non-maglev options, said: "The conventional options identified in the study, which are lowest cost, only take minutes off the journey time from Glasgow to Edinburgh or involve huge reconstruction costs to get the journey anywhere near 30 minutes. With the makers of the Maglev system in the UK claiming their system can go from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 15 minutes, I think it's time to look at that case in detail. It appears to me that Maglev could be the most attractive option to emerge from this study. Such a high-speed link between Glasgow and Edinburgh would transform the future growth potential of their economies and of Scotland's economy as a whole."