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by david
5. May 2021, 22:34
Forum: Shanghai Transrapid (EMS High Speed Maglev)
Topic: 600km/h high speed switch
Replies: 1
Views: 1092

Re: 600km/h high speed gauge

“Gauge” ? 😂
“Switch” würde besser passen
by david
28. Apr 2021, 13:17
Forum: GERMANY
Topic: Energy supply of the Transrapid vehicle
Replies: 0
Views: 2450

Energy supply of the Transrapid vehicle

This article deals with the energy supply concept of the Transrapid vehicle. A soon to follow second part will explain the energy supply concept of the guideway in more detail. Introduction As is well known, there are no overhead lines on the Transrapid. However, the energy requirements for all cons...
by david
23. Apr 2021, 11:58
Forum: PR CHINA
Topic: TSB in Chengdu! New details & pictures presented for the first time
Replies: 0
Views: 1493

TSB in Chengdu! New details & pictures presented for the first time

During the Chengdu Rail Transit Expo, new TSB info was presented along with many other railroads. For the first time, pictures and videos of the line appear, also from the control center and the stations. Lower costs Maintenance costs, operating costs and construction costs are a good 30% lower with...
by david
21. Apr 2021, 21:16
Forum: SCANDINAVIA
Topic: New article about maglev i Scandinavia
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Re: New article about maglev i Scandinavia

Thank you for your engagement. Very interesting to see the work you’re doing “up there in Scandinavia”, and thanks for joining the IMB Forum.
by david
20. Apr 2021, 22:16
Forum: GERMANY
Topic: 1984: Urban Maglev Berlin
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Re: 1984: Urban Maglev Berlin

Was it really a maglev train? As far as I know, it used a long stator linear motor, but it hat guidance and carrying wheels / rolls, which doesn’t sound like a real magnetic levitating train…
by david
19. Apr 2021, 11:23
Forum: General maglev debate in China
Topic: Update from China, April 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 1430

Update from China, April 2021

(German article: https://magnetbahn.org/news/aktuelle-entwicklungen-in-china-april-2021 ) Time never stands still in China - new information is constantly emerging, but it is too irrelevant for a dedicated article. Therefore, here is a summary of some important events from China during the last wee...
by david
19. Apr 2021, 10:55
Forum: General maglev debate in China
Topic: New study regarding CRRC Maglev by Southwest Jiatong University
Replies: 0
Views: 1320

New study regarding CRRC Maglev by Southwest Jiatong University

Southwest Jiaotong University has published a new study which proves, among other things, that individual components of the maglev bogie (Schwebegestell) are durable for up to 58 years (!) despite continuous operation. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/350594258_A_time-domain_stepwise_fatigue...
by david
17. Apr 2021, 22:01
Forum: GERMANY
Topic: DB AG uses Transrapid to improve its image
Replies: 1
Views: 1092

Re: DB AG uses Transrapid to improve its image

The same video clip of the TR08 was used back in 2018 (I think) when USA created a video for North Korea which should encourage KimJonUn to open his nation.
by david
15. Apr 2021, 21:57
Forum: Conferences & Events
Topic: Chengdu Rail Transit Exhibition, 22.04.2021 - 24.04.2021
Replies: 0
Views: 1381

Chengdu Rail Transit Exhibition, 22.04.2021 - 24.04.2021

Just now it was announced that the "Chengdu Rail Transit Exhibition" will be held in Chengdu from April 22, 2021 - April 24, 2021. This has the focus on railroads, but two well-known maglev vehicles are for the first time under one roof: I am talking about the TSB and CRRC. Source to the o...
by david
14. Apr 2021, 23:18
Forum: Websites, Web & Publications
Topic: Call for papers MTST'21, St. Petersburg (online)
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: Call for papers MTST'21, St. Petersburg (online)

Thanks for sharing. The first time I heard about the Russian conferences was actually some weeks ago. I am very interested, especially because „ja magu tschutschut paruski rasgawariwad“…
by david
13. Apr 2021, 14:12
Forum: GERMANY
Topic: Munich City Council is discussing about 14 different TSB routing variations
Replies: 8
Views: 2307

Munich City Council is discussing about 14 different TSB routing variations

Today, on 13.04.2021, the Munich City Council is discussing about 14 different TSB routing variations to connect Munich with the surrounding area. This information comes from a member of the Munich City Council, who tweeted about it. See here: https://twitter.com/gradl/status/1381930966374084608 The...
by david
12. Apr 2021, 18:08
Forum: Fundamental issues relating to mobility, transport and Maglev
Topic: Maglev never will?
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

Re: Maglev never will?

I am tired of self called experts who think that they can judge the Transrapid and other maglev systems, without even knowing the basics. It is shocking that those people are getting so much attention by media. This is a problem I encounter with every day, especially on social media platforms. :/
by david
9. Apr 2021, 17:24
Forum: GERMANY
Topic: Hybrid guideway of Transrapid (Hybridträger)
Replies: 0
Views: 1418

Hybrid guideway of Transrapid (Hybridträger)

A german version of this article is available here: https://magnetbahn.org/news/maglev-guideway-boegl-besser-und-guenstiger If you think of the Max Bögl company today, the Transport System Bögl (TSB) certainly comes to mind immediately. But the Max Bögl Group has already had experience with the deve...
by david
7. Apr 2021, 00:33
Forum: High Speed (SUMA 550)
Topic: SUMA550 Vmax and kV
Replies: 1
Views: 1271

SUMA550 Vmax and kV

Hello, does anyone know unter how much Volt (kV) the SUMA550 is operating? And does anyone know the Vmax it already reached?
Thankful for any answers!
by david
6. Apr 2021, 21:13
Forum: RUSSIA: The St. Petersburg - Moscow Project
Topic: Which system is considered for Russian maglev lines?
Replies: 0
Views: 1605

Which system is considered for Russian maglev lines?

Does anyone know which system Russian organizations want to implement for their planned lines?
Do they want to use their own system, or are they interested in using Transrapid/EMS or even SCM like L0 Chun Shinkansen?
Thanks for answers.
by david
6. Apr 2021, 21:08
Forum: Brazil: Cobra Urban Maglev Research
Topic: Current status of Cobra Maglev
Replies: 1
Views: 1657

Current status of Cobra Maglev

Recently, I heard somewhere that the Cobra Maglev stopped operation. Is that true? If yes, does anyone know why?
by david
6. Apr 2021, 21:06
Forum: Websites, Web & Publications
Topic: Follow us on Twitter
Replies: 0
Views: 1302

Follow us on Twitter

You may consider following us (IMB) on Twitter! On Twitter, we will regularly post relevant links and information about maglev.

https://twitter.com/maglevboard?lang=de
by david
6. Apr 2021, 21:01
Forum: Medium Speed / Urban Maglev
Topic: 3rd Gen vehicle?
Replies: 1
Views: 930

3rd Gen vehicle?

Some moths ago, i heard that there is a new vehicle generation in operation on the Changsha track. Is that true? I only saw a concept render, but never the vehicle in operation. Thanks for answers.
by david
6. Apr 2021, 20:54
Forum: Shanghai Transrapid (EMS High Speed Maglev)
Topic: SMT reaches 431 km/h again
Replies: 0
Views: 1280

SMT reaches 431 km/h again

In March 2020, SMT would only reach a top speed of 300 km/h due to general energy supply problems in Shanghai. But since February 2021, SMT luckily reaches 431 km/h on peak times again.

This information was published by the official SMT WeChat account.
by david
6. Apr 2021, 20:49
Forum: GERMANY
Topic: Current status of TSB Sengenthal
Replies: 0
Views: 1317

Current status of TSB Sengenthal

Currently, there is a two section vehicle in operation at the TSB Sengenthal line. There is also a maintenance vehicle, which looks very interesting. Due to copyright issues, we are not allowed to show a picture of it. But we can provide you the link where it was originally published: https://www.kr...
by david
6. Apr 2021, 20:44
Forum: Medium Speed / Urban Maglev
Topic: Guideway and vehicle are Made In Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Guideway and vehicle are Made In Germany

Actually, the guideway used on the Chengdu test line was made in Germany and shipped to Chengdu via conventional rail. The TSB vehicle (2nd Generation) was made in Germany too, but it was shipped to China with an Antonov airplane. This is very different from the strategy practiced at SMT line, where...
by david
6. Apr 2021, 20:33
Forum: GERMANY
Topic: Two options for reviving TVE
Replies: 0
Views: 1330

Two options for reviving TVE

The Transrapid test facility in Germany/Lathen (TVE) is currently very likely to be revived. There are two options: - Revival as European Hyperloop research center https://magnetbahn.org/news/hyperloop-in-lathen-immer-wahrscheinlicher - Revival as CRRC600 MagLev test center https://magnetbahn.org/ne...
by david
6. Apr 2021, 20:27
Forum: GERMANY
Topic: Transrapid 08 Information
Replies: 0
Views: 1352

Transrapid 08 Information

This post delivers information about TR08. Built in: 1999 Operating years: 1999 - 2006 Manufacturer: ThyssenKrupp Transrapid Line: TVE Test Facility Lathen/Germany Reached Vmax: 420 km/h Design speed: 500 km/h Produced sections: 3 Wheight: 149,5 tons Seats: 190 Standing rooms: None Lenght end sectio...
by david
6. Apr 2021, 20:22
Forum: GERMANY
Topic: Transrapid 09 Information
Replies: 0
Views: 1376

Transrapid 09 Information

This post delivers information about TR09. Built in: 2005-2007 Operating years: 2008 - 2011 Manufacturer: ThyssenKrupp Transrapid Line: TVE Test Facility Lathen/Germany Reached Vmax: 400 km/h Design speed: 505 km/h Produced sections: 3 Wheight: 169,6 tons Seats: 156 Standing rooms: 165 Lenght end se...
by david
6. Apr 2021, 20:12
Forum: GERMANY
Topic: TSB tops 169 km/h
Replies: 0
Views: 1339

TSB tops 169 km/h

In February, the TSB (TransportSystemBögl) reached a top speed of 169 km/h. This speed is 19 km/h above the native design speed of the system. Theoretically, TSB is able to reach at least 175 km/h. This is because of a german law that requires train manufactures to design their system to reach at le...
by david
4. Apr 2021, 22:29
Forum: GERMANY
Topic: Video of TSB at Sengenthal test track proofs its quiet operation
Replies: 1
Views: 951

Video of TSB at Sengenthal test track proofs its quiet operation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMfH3vFNYS0
by david
4. Apr 2021, 22:27
Forum: Shanghai Transrapid (EMS High Speed Maglev)
Topic: New design variant of CRRC 600 revealed
Replies: 0
Views: 1363

New design variant of CRRC 600 revealed

A new design variant of the CRRC 600 was released in China. It is visible that the door has moved to the middle of the section (instead of the end) and the blue stripes on the vehicle now have a different pattern than before. This version has not been manufactured yet, the 4-section CRRC 600 vehicle...
by david
4. Apr 2021, 14:03
Forum: GERMANY
Topic: A chance for a "strandrapid" in Northern Germany?
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Re: A chance for a "strandrapid" in Northern Germany?

Excited to hear about future developments regarding this project. The last time this topic was publically mentioned was longer than a year ago.
by david
3. Apr 2021, 18:35
Forum: Shanghai Transrapid (EMS High Speed Maglev)
Topic: 300 km/h Transrapid lookalike revealed in China
Replies: 0
Views: 1340

300 km/h Transrapid lookalike revealed in China

It was announced lately that a new vehicle has been operating on the Tongji university route since March 8, 2021. This is a vehicle from the manufacturer CRRC, which was presented at a Chinese conference in 2019/2020. The picture proofs that this vehicle is based on Transrapid technology, but the in...