UPDATE OF SUPER-SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT STATUS AND PERFORMANCE CAPABILITIES

This report presents an update of the Phase II assessment of development status and performance capabilities for four candidate super-speed ground transportation system alternatives for the Las Vegas-Southern California corridor. The four alternatives considered in this report are the TGV wheel-on-rail technology, the Transrapid TR-07 long-stator Electromagnetic Maglev (EMS) technology, the Japan Railways MLU Electrodynamic Maglev (EDS) technology, and the HSST Corporation HSST-400 short-stator Electromagnetic Maglev Technology. The objectives were to: 1) confirm that the candidate technologies remain the leading alternatives for deployment in the California-Nevada Corridor; 2) ascertain the current (first quarter 1990) development status, actual achieved level of performance, and future development potential of each candidate technology; 3) characterize the attributes and shortcomings of each candidate technology, with emphasis on identification of as-yet-unresolved development and/or operational issues, and on the plans and timetable of the developer/operator to deal with these issues; and 4) create an appropriately cross-referenced data base covering the key technical attributes, characteristics and unresolved issues for each qualified technology. The report is organized in six chapters. Chapter 1 is an introduction. Chapter 2 deals with the TGV technology and its variants, including the version proposed for the Las Vegas-Southern California corridor. Chapter 3 addresses the Transrapid long-stator EMS technology, while Chapters 4 and 5 deal with the JR EDS technology and the HSST short-stator EMS technology, respectively. Chapter 6 summarizes important findings, conclusions and recommendations arising from this investigation.

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    Queen's University, Ontario

    Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport
    Kingston, Ontario  Canada  K7L 3N6
  • Authors:
    • Hayes, W F
    • Boon, C J
    • Eastham, A E
    • Hazell, A B
  • Publication Date: 1990-5-25

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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  • Accession Number: 00621717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0 88911 093 X
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CIGGT Rept No. 89-16, CIGGT Proj PRJ-838
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1992 12:00AM