West Germany's Ministry for Research and Technology has reached a critical stage in its wheel-on-rail research program. With a more elaborate tests facility proposal abandoned, work is now concentrated on the sophisticated Munich roller-rig. A 23-km section of line has been designated for road tests to 350 kph. DB's long-term aim is to improve its competitive position. With 200 kph already achieved, research is geared to running at higher speeds on new lines in the post-1990 period. By the early 1980s, enough data will have been gathered to determine the shape of future high-speed guided transport in West Germany.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Michelfelder, W
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Accession Number: 00188364
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM