• 2018
  • Urban Tunneling
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SCMAGLEV Project—Fast and Innovative Mode of Transportation in the Northeast Corridor


The Northeast Corridor Superconducting Maglev Project (SCMAGLEV) entails construction of a high-speed train system between Washington, D.C. and New York City, with the first leg between Washington and Baltimore, MD. The system operates using an electromagnetic levitation system developed and deployed in Japan that achieves an operating speed of 500km/h (311 mph). SCMAGLEV is a technically challenging but innovative project that will shorten travel times between Washington D.C. and Baltimore to 15 minutes, and eventually cover Washington to New York City in an hour. The project will enhance mobility along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) and spur development and economic growth in the region. This paper provides an overview of the SCMAGLEV project and discusses construction of the tunnel and elevated sections.

2018 North American Tunneling Conference Proceedings
June 24 – 27, 2018, Washington, D.C. (Gall, V., Pyakurel, S., Syrtariotis, N., Crawford, C., Sfintescu, L. & Henley, D. J.)
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