Maglev train

Find out how our superconducting train defies gravity

Wheels are so last century. We’ve got a train set which doesn’t have any; it just floats around the track in a billowing cloud of steam. Dr Andrew Steele explains how our superconducting magnetic levitation—or maglev—train really works.


Written and presented by Andrew Steele
Videography by Tom Fuller, Joseph Caruana and Andrew Steele

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