Magnetic Levitation trains wouldn't get anywhere (or perhaps very slowly if they didn't rise off the the rail. As I said read the article I put up. You probably remember several years back, buses weren't even save -- due to terrorist attacks. These train's might be harder to sabotage? Some people think so, http://www.archdaily.com/387454/the-future-of-train-travel-life-in-hyper-speed/ This is an interesting article also, but there's one thing that the Muhammadan mind is good at, inventing ways of killing people. So no form of transportation is bullet-proof.
John UK wrote: Oh boy, the faster the train, the worse the carnage when it comes off the rails.
But John! It couldn't go that fast if it didn't come off the rail (not rails). See the article. Your sister Island nation has been doing some interesting things (and they smart to ban immigration of Muhammadans) .
They keep out a lot of saboteurs, except home grown ones, and the one's that we anglophones import and home grown ?weeds" might make a railroad like this impractical for US.