31, 2000, the first crewed high-temperature superconducting maglev was tested successfully at Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China. The propulsion coils that exert a force on the train are effectively a linear motor: an alternating current through the coils generates a continuously varying magnetic field that moves forward along the track. Passenger volumes on the Pudong International Airport line are expected to rise dramatically once the line is extended from Longyang Road metro station all the way to Shanghai's downtown train depot.
Once successful, a full commercial version of SkyTran was expected to be rolled out first in Tel Aviv. However despite road congestion and Australia's highest roadspace per capita, citation needed the government dismissed the proposal in favour of road expansion including.5 billion road tunnel, 6 billion extension of the Eastlink to the Western Ring Road and a 700 million Frankston Bypass. "Report to Congress: Costs and Benefits of Magnetic Levitation (PDF. High speed systems require dedicated rights of way and are usually elevated. "AirRail Shuttle Birmingham International Airport".