This article describes construction of the first commercial operational railroad line in Shanghai, designed as a link between the International Airport Shanghai Pudong and the Long Yang Road Underground station. The TRANSRAPID levitates contact-less along the guideway at speeds of up to 250 km/h in congested urban space, or up to 550 km/h in the open. In TRANSRAPID technology, the functions of wheel and rail are replaced by a non-contact electromagnetic levitation and propulsion system. The author describes the system technique, the routing of the track, the guideway constructions used, and production considerations, including time of construction, switches and crossovers, and cable routing. The author discusses the interface between delivery of German parts and Chinese planning and production activities. The article concludes with a list of additional projects that will be undertaken after the Shanghai project is shown to be successful.

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    University of Zagreb

    Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
    10000 Zagreb,   Croatia 
  • Authors:
    • Grossert, E
  • Publication Date: 2003


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 117-125
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  • Accession Number: 00987464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2005 12:00AM