THE M-BAHN: A MAGNETIC-LEVITATION LOCAL TRANSPORT SYSTEM

The concept of the M-Bahn with permanent magnetic levitation, mechanical air-gap control, side guiding and long-stator linear motor represents an economical solution to local transport problems. Such a system has been under test since 1976 at a facility in Brunswick where more than 325,000 km have been run. Using further-developed components, a 1.6-km-long line is being built in a central location in West Berlin and is scheduled to commence a public transport service in 1986. The authors describe the design principal, the practical running aspects and the advantages compared with conventional systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • PLEGER, J
  • Publication Date: 1984-6

Language

  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00389820
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM