A NEW VERSION OF THE HOVERTRAIN

Very brief details are given of a new version of the hovertrain driven by a rack and pinion system announced by the Aerotrain Company in France. "Tridim" is cheap to build because the track is so light - the cost of a 300 metre test track and model vehicle was less than L25000. The vehicle can be manufactured in sections and assembled at the point of delivery. Individual vehicles carry between 4 and 100 passengers providing an overall capacity of 15-20000 passengers an hour. Its maximum speed is 64 km/h or on incline of 3% and can climb 15% inclines. The car is braked by pads gripping the track. /TRRL/

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    IPC Magazines

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    London WC2E 5DD,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-9-26

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 804
  • Serial:
    • NEW SCIENTIST
    • Volume: 63
    • Issue Number: 916
    • Publisher: REED BUSINESS INFORMATION LTD
    • ISSN: 0262-4079

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125054
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1982 12:00AM