Story of abandoned 'hovertrain' tests is retold in film
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Abandoned Fens 'hovertrain' film made by Cambridge University archaeologists

A vision of high-speed train travel from the 1960s has been resurrected on film - after the discovery of rare archive footage.

The 'hovertrain' was a pipedream poised to revolutionise public transport but was abandoned when the government pulled the plug in 1973.

A test track was even developed in the Cambridgeshire fens and a 1.2m concrete monorail built in 1969.

A 14-minute film has now been produced by Cambridge archaeologists, showing the tests for the first time.

  • 23 Feb 2017