Statistical data and a prognosis by the German Institute for Economic Research of developments in private transport in West Germany until the year 2000 indicate that there is still a future for tracked transport systems, especially in view of energy supply considerations. For this reason, we must welcome the investigations by the Federal Ministry for Research and Technology into the limits of the rail/wheel system and the scope for other transport systems. A consortium comprising AEG, BBC and SIEMENS has decided to develop electrodynamic levitation for tracked long-distance traffic with the aim of integrating this in the existing railways system without requiring modifications to the latter. After discussing basic principles and procedures, the author reports on the present stage of development and testing at Erlangen and presents ideas on further planning and the evaluation of future tests. The objective is to produce the first quasi-practical test vehicle which will undergo trials on a new experimental line which is not to be built at Donauried.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Lichtenberg, A
  • Publication Date: 1976-12


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00152614
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM