The paper considers the subject of magnetic levitation (maglev) in its various forms and the way in which it is being used at present and in the future. The paper includes a description of a recent application of the technique at Birmingham airport where a link between the station and the airport terminal is operated by 40 magnetically levitated, small, passenger-carrying vehicles. In describing this project the paper outlines the advantages of such systems and also developments that are being persued. The future prospects of maglev technology is examined.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 161-178
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 80

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00455340
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM