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The M-2000 passenger vehicle cabin dimensions are similar to a mid-size jet airliner like the MD-80. Unlike airliners, however, all passengers on M-2000 vehicles enjoy first class seating with ample leg room and wide, comfortable seats. The M-2000 guideway also transports freight vehicles. The trailer would roll onto and off the Maglev vehicle in two minutes, similar to trailers carried by the Chunnel Trains. M-2000 freight vehicles can also transport containerized freight.

Depending on traffic density, M-2000 vehicles operate individually or as multi-car "train sets." Headways of 1 minute are practical (5 miles separation between vehicles). An M-2000 two-way guideway with single vehicles can carry 12,000 passengers or 120 trailer trucks per hour. With three vehicle "train sets," the capacity would increase by a factor of 3. Multi-vehicle sets operate at peak traffic periods, and single vehicles at off-peak. A 2-way M- 2000 guideway could carry 100,000 passengers and several thousand trailer trucks daily. At 10 cents per passenger-mile and 20 cents per ton-mile, revenues would be 6 million dollars per mile of guideway per year. This would payback the 10 million dollar per mile capital cost of a 2-way M-2000 guideway in a couple of years.

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