High-Speed Maglev Trains: German Safety Requirements RW-MSB

This document is a translation of technology-specific safety requirements developed for the German Transrapid Maglev technology. These requirements were developed by a working group composed of representatives of German Federal Railways (DB), Testing and Planning Company for Maglev Systems (MVP), industry, Institute Railway Technology (IFB), and safety experts of TUV Rheinland and TUV Hannover headed by TUV Rheinland and sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology. Topic areas covered include: levitation, propulsion, energy and control systems, load assumptions and vehicle and guideway stability, design, production and quality assurance of mechanical structures, switches, lightning protection, electromagnetic compatibility, electrostatic discharge, fire protection and rescue plan. The original document is in German. This unofficial translation has been completed by a contractor for the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration. The edition of this translation is March 1991. The translation has been formatted such that changes to this body of regulations can be changed on a page-for-page basis in either language.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 288p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01666503
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FRA/ORD-92/01, DOT-VNTSC-FRA-92/1
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 15 2018 12:28PM