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DN Opinion. The comparison with the japanese magnettågen do not agree

the Motorways are a technology that would make it possible to run fast trains at even higher speeds (430-500 miles an hour) than the high-speed (250-320 km / h) which Sweden is planning to build. It is an exciting option that at least deserves to be investigated. Other countries, such as Japan, have already chosen to invest in the system.

motorways would journey times between Stockholm and Göteborg to be able to reduce to just over one hour in total travel time. Travel between Stockholm and Malmö would take less than 1.5 hours (add byte in Malmö for the train that already exists so you are in the centre of Copenhagen in just over two hours travel time from Stockholm central Station).

the advantages, of course. It should be promising for a person who has been a professor at KTH. But it was not.

In a letter to the editor of the DN Opinion dismisses Evert Andersson, professor emeritus of railways, motorways in Sweden. But one of his arguments is at such a low level that you can't do other than be captivated.

Evert Andersson points out that Japan's magnettågsprojekt will become very expensive. It is true that the project will be expensive, but it does not depend on the teknikvalet, but that between 70% and 85% of the track between the capital Tokyo and the big city of Nagoya to go under the soil.

to use the japanese magnettågs costs, such as when they travel under the ground. Either is Evert Andersson poorly briefed, or he does not want to understand the obvious which does not need any high academic titles in order to realize – to build the railway underground will be substantially much more expensive than above ground.

Even the conventional train, which rolls instead of float costs a lot more if they are built under the ground. To motorways between our three cities would cost 1000 billion is, therefore, an unreasonable claim.

How expensive it would be to build motorways in Sweden is something that you should take a closer look at, but according to experts, in the scandinavian magnettågsgruppen, the cost of the 76-mile motorways become 180 billion.

the question from the Swedish transport administration's hold, as responsible writes in a response to a letter to the editor on the DN View, you don't get any figure from the authority who should be able to investigate the best.

It is regrettable. Tidsvinsterna motorways are obvious and the ability to regionspendling would be significantly better, which could also lead to several travelers.

Several travelers can in turn result in lower fares from the operators because the costs of running the railway lines, is attributed to several paying people. To be able to travel much faster and perhaps even cheaper, probably sounds in the ears as an excellent solution for the future of rail in Sweden.

so? Yes, it can actually. Motorways are a technology that offers lower costs for maintenance. Over a longer time reduces and thus also the cost of maintenance of the new railway.

It would bring more money to upgrade the existing railway and other infrastructure projects. The money saved on reduced maintenance costs can be pushed to in order to co-finance, for example, an expansion of the Stockholm metro, a new rail line in the north or a new ”metro” between Malmö and Copenhagen.

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