Maglev
a Maglev train

Maglev(magnetic levitation) trains are believed to be the future of passenger traveling, even though it was invented over a century ago. Alfred Zehden came up with its idea and got a patent in 1905. Slowly, as technology is improved, these fast trains will pop up in many countries over the world, with some of them already here, and others in development.

A maglev train does not have an engine or motors like the other trains. Instead, it uses electromagnets to propel the train forward. Along the track are a bunch of electromagnets which can switch polarity, as well as magnets on the train. The switching magnets pull the train forward and allow it to reach very high speeds over 300 MPH. Additionally, the train is levitating above the track, which makes it have little to no resistance, allowing it to glide smoothly.