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. [...]

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. [...]

How does exposure to electromagnetic fields in maglev systems compare to conventional high-speed rail systems? [...]

Maglev  testing facilities worldwide are crucial in pioneering the next generation of transportation technology, They are a prerequisite for the further development and technology innovations. [...]

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. [...]

The Chuo Shinkansen (SC Maglev) is a Japanese high speed maglev line  between Tokyo and Osaka. [...]

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

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. [...]

What are the fine dust emissions from high-speed rail and maglev systems? What is the extent of wear and tear during operation? In which cases are people particularly affected by these particulate emissions? [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

How relevant are rare earth elements (REEs) in public high-speed ground transportation systems? [...]

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

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

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. [...]

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

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

 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. [...]

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

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

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. [...]

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

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

Magnetic levitation transport, or maglev, is a form of transportation that suspends, guides and propels vehicles (especially trains) via electromagnetic force. [...]

 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. [...] 

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