• Short Summary

    The world's first all-electric hovertrain made its first demonstration run at a test site north of London on Friday.

  • Description

    The world's first all-electric hovertrain made its first demonstration run at a test site north of London on Friday. The train is designed to be capable of speeds between 300 and 400 miles per hour (up to 650 kph), but the demonstration seen by press and television men ran to a maximum 15 mph (24 kph).

    The test vehicle is the forerunner of commercial passenger vehicles designed to provide super-fast yet quiet and smooth intercity services at economic fare levels.

    It has been developed by a subsidiary of the Government-backed National Research and Development Corporation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAAE558Y5Q9JJ9U01IXETA3KYO
    Media URN:
    VLVAAAE558Y5Q9JJ9U01IXETA3KYO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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