Making 700 MPH Train Transportation a Reality in Pittsburgh

Posted By: SSF Law Firm
Posted In:Train Accident
Posted On: April 26 , 2019

Currently, a one-way train ride between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia takes 7 hours or more. Most people find it more convenient to drive or fly between the two cities because it takes less time than a train ride, but that may all change if the hyperloop transit comes to town, cutting the trip down to 30 minutes or less. Pittsburgh train accidents attorneys like the idea of more convenient travel between our city and Philadelphia, but they have safety concerns for passengers that will be traveling in a train going approximately 700 miles per hour, just below the sound barrier.


Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a $2 million contract to look into the feasibility of bringing the hyperloop technology to Pittsburgh. Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, has developed the idea of hyperloop trains, which would essentially send people and freight traveling in pods through underground, low-pressure tubes at speeds near 700 miles per hour. The idea sounds like it is straight out of a futuristic science fiction novel, but the concept is realistic enough for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission or they would not be spending $2 million to study it.

Other interested states and countries

Hyperloop technology is already being studied and tested in other states including Nevada, California, Ohio, and Illinois. Other countries are interested and have begun exploring hyperloop technology as well. Support for hyperloop appears to be growing as engineers, government officials, and other people offer opinions related to hyperloop’s safety and use in terms of transporting people and/or goods.

Train accidents and injuries

Train injury attorneys at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman are following hyperloop advances, especially when it comes to passenger safety. As they know all too well, train accidents happen too often and injuries can be devastating. When trains collide with another train, people, and cars on the tracks, or other obstructions, injuries are often fatal or permanently debilitating.

Other types of accidents may include slip, trip, and fall on or around the trains and other injuries caused by dangerous train conditions and negligent operation. Train accident injuries frequently include severed limbs, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries.

Responsible parties

Potential defendants in a train accident may include trespassers on the tracks, train companies, track owners, train operators, and manufacturers and sellers of defective trains and parts. Train accidents are complicated cases, especially when it comes to determining the cause of train accidents, liable parties, and investigating possible violations of federal rules and regulations governing train operation. Because of this, only personal injury attorneys who specialize in train accidents should be trusted to handle train injury cases.

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a train accident, contact a Pittsburgh train accidents attorney at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys are diligent and aggressive advocates for innocent victims who have sustained injuries in train accidents. Compensation may include medical bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, disability, disfigurement, and pain and suffering.

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