Maglev’s demonstrated ability to rapidly accelerate and decelerate, maintain a high travel speed and to follow flexible routes can lead to especially short total travel times and relatively simple access to city centers. [...]

 When it comes to the question who originally invented the concept of magnetic levitation for transportation purposes, the names of Boris Petrovich Weinberg, Hermann Kemper and Emile Bachelet are quoted most often. [...] 

The main advantages of Maglev transportation systems result from the freedom from friction. [...]

Maglev test installations are a prerequisite for success. Test installations are a prerequisite for the further development of maglev systems and technology innovations. [...]

High-speed ground transport can only be safe and efficient when its infrastructure completely separated from slower systems. The autonomy of a maglev is hence an important system advantage. [...]

Hyperloop systems are a special application case of maglev systems. With hyperloop, maglev vehicles are accelerated in vacuum pipelines. [...]

The Emsland Transrapid Test Facility (TVE) was the testing site for Transrapid Maglevs in Emsland, Germany. [...]

Through the technological developments of recent years, the infrastructure construction costs for high-speed maglev trains have converged to the same levels as those of traditional wheel/rail systems. [...]

Maglev vehicles travel along a guideway of magnets which control the vehicle's stability and speed. With maglev technology, there are no moving parts. [...]

The Shanghai Maglev Train (Shanghai Transrapid; in Chinese: 上海磁浮示范运营线; literally "Shanghai Magnetic Levitation Demonstration Operation Line") is the first commercial high-speed maglev line in the world. [...]

As magnetic levitation (maglev) systems might begin to come on line around the world, questions surrounding these new transportation technologies will naturally and inevitably arise. [...]

While high-speed maglev infrastructure is relatively expensive to build, maglevs are much less expensive to operate and maintain than traditional high-speed trains or airplanes. [...]

There are two primary types of maglev technology: Electromagnetic and electrodynamic suspension. [...]

For all transport infrastructure projects, it is of fundamental importance that long-term social orientation increases and the corresponding objective cost-benefit comparisons are made as the basis of decisions. [...]

 The design of the guideway -- whether the German “T” shape for the wrap-around vehicle or the Japanese “U” shape with the vehicle enclosed -- ensures that the maglev trains are safe from derailment. [...]

The history of maximum speed records of maglev high speed transport systems by a trial run, in chronological order: [...]

Maglev trains do not create direct pollution emissions and are always quieter in comparison to traditional systems when operating at the same speeds. [...]

Throughout history, events have often converged to create entirely new paradigms. Maglev is one of those “disruptive” technologies that have the power to dramatically alter and improve the way we live and travel. [...]

This page aims to provide an overview over Maglev Research Programmes and Institutes. This cannot be a complete list, as many research programmes are not officially known. [...]

The power needed for levitation is typically only a small percentage of the overall energy consumption of a high speed maglev system. [...]

Projects in Japan, China, United States, Netherlands, Germany et. al. The projects are listed in alphabetical order, by country. [...]