CONCEPTUAL DESIGN STUDY OF A HIGH SPEED MAGLEV GUIDED GROUND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

The proposed baseline Maglev intercity guided ground transportation system is comprised of single 100-passenger vehicles magnetically levitated and guided on a flat topped pier supported reinforced concrete elevated guideway having 25-meter beam spans and propelled by an air-core linear synchronous motor at a cruise velocity of 483 km/hr (i.e. based on a selected nominal 300 mph vehicle velocity). The system route profile is the 592-km long Canadian Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal corridor with elective intermediate stops at Ottawa and Mirabel Airport. Separate elevated guideways are provided for travel in each direction over the entire route length and the intermediate station stops are accessible via sidings off the high-speed through-traffic guideway.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Research Council of Canada

    Division of Mechanical Engineering
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0R6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Hayes, W F
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00317428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2001 12:00AM