You obviously would vote no to Magtube but I think a lot of people would love to have Albury 15 minutes from Melbourne and Canberra 15 minutes from Sydney as well as improving the economy but that is only what I think
People who want to be 15 minutes from Sydney or Melbourne can just live in Strathfield or Chatswood, or Caulfield or Sunshine. No need to build this claustrophobic tin can getting sucked by magnets.Thanks for bringing that up so I can explain why.
It could be ten times as wide, but as long as it's underground for so long it'll be claustrophobic. A claustrophobic freaks about being smothered from above and being buried. You need to make it at least 12 metres high with Swedish style imitation daylight walls and tromp-d-oeil ceilings to avoid this problem. You should design it to be 2 metres wide, very very long and 12 m high.People were and still are scared of planes but once they had proven themselves safer than a car people use them as they are so time saving.
Why the kill-the-planes obsession?
Where is your promised site? If you can't get that up nobody will be interested. Massive marketing opportunity going to waste. Put your efforts into this. Plenty of free hosting sites available.
So in 20 years it's gone from a 18.4 km test track to a 18.4 km test track, and 140,000 passengers over the same period, which averages to about 20 a day. Should tell you something, but I bet it doesn't.Sorry about the old link this might be better where they made it 42km in 2011 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCMaglev
The reason it would not cost us a cent is that it would need an interest free loan for ten years while it is being built and after that it would be economically viable by being far better than air on this route and killing it.Thanks a million eddy. That is the most hysterically funny thing you have written in a long time.
Japanese bond rates https://www.bloomberg.com/markets/rates-bonds/government-bonds/japanThe reason it would not cost us a cent is that it would need an interest free loan for ten years while it is being built and after that it would be economically viable by being far better than air on this route and killing it.Thanks a million eddy. That is the most hysterically funny thing you have written in a long time.
Please; let me know where squillion dollar loans are interest-free and I'll be there like a flash.
You believe that the Japs would do it.
If you believe it, then it must be true, despite what billy and I have repeatedly said about your beliefs being a long way short of any standard of proof.
How will you make sure nobody gets a bomb on board? And don't say nobody would do that. Probably don't even need a bomb, just a jerrycan of petrol emptied on the floor, crack a match and .... hundreds of deaths! Any fire is going to quickly use up the oxygen in the tube and there'll be none outside in the vacuum tunnel. I guess you could solve that problem by saying it wont happen. Couldn't happen if you say it can't eh eddy. Maybe even a crowbar to force the doors open and expose everybody to the vacuum? I can't see how you'll get around this one without having full bag and body searches, hence minimum check in times similar to domestic flights. Can you just run through the funding part again? From what I see, you're omitting the part where the Japanese will want you to pay back the capital part of the thirty five billion dollar loan. The might forego interest but they'll certainly want the thirty five billion back.
Yes I had noticed that and it only makes Magtube more economically viableSo fewer users will generate more revenue, eh? Your engineering doesn't stack up, and now your economics are no good either.
The $2b guaranteed income may or may not cover the interest let alone the principleGee, what happened to the interest-free loan, eddy? By the way, that's principal.
many things have been paid for by the government to improve productivity and take pressure off Sydney, Melbourne so they could always just print the money as we have our own currency.Wow! Heaps of lovely Monopoly money with no value whatsoever. Stay away from Economics, old son; you're getting further into deep waters.
If they don't then China will develop it as it has the big distances like Australia.It may have escaped your notice that China's population has one or two more people than Australia's.
Or we could just round up all the dole bludgers , make them do a bit of work for dole and whip them senseless if they don't do the job properly.I understand the Chinese have a great deal of experience with applying this strategy to the building of railways.