Atlanta Braves Looking to Build Maglev to Turner Field

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves are looking to add a maglev train connecting Turner Field with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), the city’s mass transit system.

According to published reports, the Braves are partnering with a Marietta-based company, American Maglev Technologies, on the proposed connection.

Currently, anyone taking public transportation to the Braves’ stadium must transfer from the subway to a bus. While a rail link to Turner Field has been discussed over the years, one has yet to be built, prompting the recent maglev train proposal.

“We think this is a huge opportunity to not only solve a huge problem for us but show the world what this technology can do,” WSB-TV quoted Mike Plant, vice president of the Atlanta Braves, as saying.

As it stands now, according to reports, the Maglev train would connect with MARTA at the Georgia State station, roughly a mile from the stadium. But, that would require the maglev line to cross interstates and surface streets in addition to stadium parking lots.

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