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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 ...

Maglev vs. Airplane, Shinkansen & Car

As we are nearing the completion of the first stage of the Chuo Shinkansen, we take a look at the raw data to find out which will be the fastest way to commute between Tokyo and Nagoya in 2027, and later on between Tokyo and Osaka.

Zhangjiajie and Shaoshan Maglev Lines

The 10th largest province of China, Hunan, is determined to make this decade a breakthrough for the maglev technology. It's ambitious plans of eight maglev lines, with a total length of more than 1,000 km (621 miles) including the extension of the already existing Changsha Maglev Express. The second iteration ...