MAGLEV High Speed Train


A New High Speed Train for the DC/Baltimore Corridor?

The Federal Railroad Administration and the Maryland Department of Transportation are evaluating the environmental impacts of constructing and operating a high-speed superconducting magnetic levitation (SCMAGLEV) train system between Baltimore and Washington, DC.


Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) technology would mean the train could make the trip from

  • DC to Baltimore in 15 minutes
  • Travel speeds of up to 311 mph

Three proposed stations:

  • Washington, DC
  • BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
  • Baltimore City


Several routes are under consideration and some of them could possibly bring the project through Bowie.  Zoom in on the map below to see each of the proposed routes. 

MAGLEV 6 options

Project Status

Agencies involved in the project hosted an open house at the Bowie Community Center, on April 5, 2017. Although there was no formal presentation, residents were invited to attend and review and comment on the routes under consideration, the decision making process, and engineering, community, and environmental issues associated with the project.

Next Steps

City Council has invited officials involved with the project to brief Council on the project at a public meeting. When the meeting is scheduled, that information will be widely shared.

Need More Information on the SCMAGLEV Proposal?

There is a great deal of information about the proposed project at You can also sign up for the project mailing list there.