Travelling at speed - up to 415 k.p.h. this day - there is little noise and little vibration. A few weeks after we had been on it, there was a crash which killed 23 people: it had run into a maintenance vehicle which had not cleared the track. Unfortunately this has put a cloud over thoughts of further development but the project will hopefully be further developed since the cause of the accident was plainly human error and not a system fault.
This set of images © John Woodhouse, 2006