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Scottish minister backs Maglev link

The Scottish executive minister for finance, Tom McCabe has added his voice to support for a magnetic levitating (Maglev) train link between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The minister's backing is the latest in a line of endorsements from politicians. Leaders of Glasgow and Edinburgh City Councils have promised funding for a feasibility study. Strathclyde Partnership for Transport chair Alistair Watson is behind the plans and Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond has also expressed interest in the scheme.McCabe said the railway, which could make the 70km journey possible in under 15 minutes, would produce: 'what is effectively a joint labour force' by linking the two cities, bringing with it economic benefits of about £500M a year.'The next four years have to be about delivery and I think Maglev could be the project to do just that,' said McCabe.

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