The Canadian Maglev Group, an interdisciplinary team of engineers from Queen's University, McGill University and the University of Toronto, have proposed and examined the technical feasibility of a lightweight magnetically levitated vehicle for high speed inter-urban transit. With a capacity of 100 passengers and a cruising speed of up to 480 km/h (300 mph), the system could provide ground transportation between Toronto and Montreal city centres, with an intermediate stop in Ottawa, in about 90 minutes. The system uses non-contact magnetic suspension and propulsion and does not require high speed wayside power collection. Since it is all electric there is minimal local pollution and only aerodynamic noise is generated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Engineering Institute of Canada

    700 EIC Building, 2050 Mansfield Street
    Montreal 110, PQ  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Atherton, D L
    • Eastham, A R
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

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  • Accession Number: 00190286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1982 12:00AM