Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Munich Transrapid Politics

I am always interested in seeing how public transport projects are considered in politics. Munich is debating whether to build a magnetically levitated train (called the Transrapid) from the city's main train station to the airport. The project is very controversial since it will cost a great deal of money, which many argue could be better spent on other forms of public transport that would be more useful to more people.

Here are some photos from the political campaign. The Green Party is against the project arguing that the money could be better spent. The left photo says the train will go "from zero to 400 kph in 2 billion Euros", the right says "I am 10,000 buses".

The bottom photo shows a Lyndon Larouche party demonstration in favor of the project (note the Transrapid hat).

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