See also Maglev Carriage
Examples of Railroad Carriages
2 Railroad Carriage items
|Fringian High Speed Carriage||Railroad Carriage||Ground (Rail)||7||17.6 Tons||Cr765,000|
|Fringian Passenger Carriage||Railroad Carriage||Ground (Rail)||4||17.6 Tons||Cr575,000|
The general trade off is that the additional cost of the required infrastructure is offset by the increased weights and speeds that can be achieved by the resulting vehicles.
The presence of guide rails in the infrastructure makes the use of this technology relatively safe, especially in low-Gravity environments, or where the direction of travel for the vehicle is vertical (e.g. in a lift-shaft). Provided the motive power doesn't use air in its immediate provision, this technology allows early use of the sub-surface dimension for mass-transport on planets.