Maglev NET - Maglev Trains & Magnetic Levitation

The Benefits of Maglev Technology

The earliest patents for electromagnetic transportation systems date back to the beginning of the 20th century. Hermann Kemper, a German inventor filed a series of patents in the late '30s for a technology that uses magnetic levitation trains propelled by linear motors. The first prototypes were tested during the next ...

Transrapid Maglev Vs ICE 3 Performance

We compare state-of-the-art German rail technology from the same era. The Intercity-Express 3 conventional train, which was introduced in 2000, and it's the fastest train in Germany to this date, and the Transrapid 08 maglev train which was unveiled just a year earlier and it's derivative model is used on ...

Transrapid Design History

Transrapid is a German-made technology designed to transport people on high-speed maglev lines. Siemens AG and ThyssenKrupp Transrapid GmbH were behind this project. Transrapid is a combination of two Latin words: trans as "over" and rapid which means "fast". The development of the first prototypes started in 1969, and the ...

Magrail: The Brilliant Mix of Maglev and Traditional Rail

The Warsaw-based Hyper Poland is promising to deliver a new type of train, a hybrid of traditional rail and maglev that can use the existing rail infrastructure. The advantage of this makes it possible to upgrade existing rail lines without the need of building a completely new infrastructure that is ...