A LOOK AT TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSPORTATION ADVANCES UNDERWAY IN EUROPE

The article notes a recent investigation of super-speed and people-mover technology in Germany and France. The Transrapid, a magnetically levitated train, operates on a 20-mile test track in northern Germany at a speed of about 200 mph. The TGV in France moves passengers from Paris to Lyon and Le Mans on a continuus rail at 186 mph, and reached 320 mph on test runs. The people-mover on the M-Bahn in Berlin, is a magnetically levitated rapid transit driverless vehicle that travels quietly at a maximum speed of 55 mph. Another people-mover is the H-Bahn, a rail transit vehicle that moves suspended from a guiderail at the University of Dortmund, Germany. It is noted that the United States has not been a participant in this technological revolution.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 19
  • Serial:
    • AASHTO Quarterly Magazine
    • Volume: 69
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
    • ISSN: 0147-4820

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00602938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1990 12:00AM