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An Imperial hovertrain on Aridus

"A hovertrain leads directly to the loading door."
LE-BO2D9 to Dash Rendar[src]

Hovertrains (also hover-train, bullet car, maglev train, maglev car, or magnetic-lift train[1]) were repulsorlift vehicles with a repulsorlift generator in the main cockpit pod and in every wagon connected behind, and can run over a single rail track, or hung below rail tracks.

Powered by a central generator and used to connect several point in a city for different purposes, they carried immense loads of cargo like ammo, supplies, personnel or used for public transportation.

The train could carry artillery guns on specialized carriages to defend its crew and cargo.


"Borokki makes jumping a hovertrain sound easy. Maybe she should try it while under attack by Kage Warriors."

Hovertrains were used on Coruscant as pedestrian transports, which traveled between stations like Elcor Station.[2] During the Battle of Coruscant, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine was escorted by Shaak Ti and Stass Allie in a civilian hovertrain to an underground shelter to escape General Grievous.[3] Such trains also saw service with the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War, on worlds such as Kessel, Aridus and Ord Mantell. A special type of this transportation used by the Empire was called the armored hovertrain.

An armored hovertrain

One hovertrain was also used by the Rebel Alliance on Chandrila to deliver supplies to a city controlled by Kohl Seerdon, all the while being guarded by Rogue Squadron from TIE/sa bombers that attempted to prevent the train from reaching the city.[4]



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