Braves consider magnetic levitation train to transport fans

Braves consider magnetic levitation train to transport fans

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The Atlanta Braves are looking into privately financing a transit system to get fans to Turner Field faster.

Team officials believe that traffic and transportation challenges dissuade fans from attending more games.  They want to put an aboveground train to link the MARTA station near the state Capitol to transport fans to Turner Field.  

The proposed solar-powered train would sit about 2.5 stories above the ground and use magnetic levitation instead of "wheel on steels" tracks. It would take fans about .9 miles to the stadium's gate in 70 seconds, according to Braves Vice President Mike Plant.

While this would be a private project, FOX 5's Morse Diggs reports that the team has the city's blessing. It could be up and running by opening day in 2015, according to Plant.

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