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Japan's Bullet Trains Are Going to Get Way Faster

New magnetic levitation series will go 310mph

(Newser) - Japan commuters got a tantalizing glimpse this week of a train significantly faster than the bullet trains now zipping across the country, reports the Telegraph . Many of those commuters, however, will be retired by the time the train—which runs on magnetic-levitation technology rather than wheels—is in use. The... More »

44 Hurt in San Francisco Train Crash

(Newser) - A collision of two streetcars today at a municipal station in San Francisco left 44 people injured, three seriously, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The driver who rear-ended another train was hurt the worst; the crash shattered the front window of the train and crumpled its nose. "This is... More »

Rail Travel Pollutes as Much as Flying: Study

(Newser) - Train riders might not actually have that much to lord over their jet-setting rivals as far as pollution goes, Scientific American reports. A new study shows that although planes emit three times more greenhouse gasses per passenger per mile than trains, the industrial emissions necessary to rail infrastructure makes the... More »

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