In 1978 the "Magnetbahn Transrapid" consortium was established for the development, contruction and operation of a magnetic levitation test track. It is led by Messerschmitt-Boelkow Blohm and includes firms who are prominent in the technologies involved, namely: AEG- Telefunken; Brown, Boveri; Dyckerhoff & Widmann; Krauss- Maffei; MBB; Siemens; Thyssen Industrie. The Transrapid experimental line is to be built in the Ems district of Ems district of North Germany for application testing and qualification of high-speed electromagnetic techniques. Development work started in mid-1978 and the building of the trackway is planned for 1980. The start of trial running with the TRANSRAPID 06 vehicle is scheduled for 1982. The article describes the aims, requirements and concept of the test layout. After adequate testing, the results will be applied in the mid-1980's to the construction of an urban or airport link route. By deciding on this large-scale scheme in Emsland, West Germany is maintaining its leading position in magnetic levitation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Eitlhuber, E
  • Publication Date: 1980-6


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00322551
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 11 1980 12:00AM