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Moscow Urban Maglev tests

Posted: 28. Aug 2021, 11:59
by jok
The Moscow Institute of Thermal Engineering Corporation (MIT, part of Roscosmos) began testing rolling stock in the capital on August 26 on a new monorail system, which is based on magnetic levitation technology. This info is reported by the Russian news agency TASS on August 27, 2021.

The purpose of the tests is to find new technical solutions and the confirmation of the characteristics associated with the "implementation of maglev technology".

The MIT claims that the Maglev technology in the monorail transportation system is characterized by quick construction and commissioning, low noise and energy consumption, as well as easy maintenance. The future of the project depends on the success of the tests - if no problems are identified, the new type of transport will be offered for Russian cities. In the future the movement of the monorail is possible in unmanned mode.

It is a probably interesting aspect that the Russian Maglev is developed by the "Moscow Institute of Thermal Engineering" - an institute tha is also a developer of intercontinental ballistic missiles "Topol", "Topol-M", "Yars" and "Bulava". In the USSR, maglev developments were conducted in the late 70s of the last century, but beyond the prototypes it did not go further.

Read more: https://news.drom.ru/85186.html (in Russian)

Photos of Moscow Urban Maglev test vehicle

Posted: 28. Aug 2021, 12:12
by jok
2021-08-28 Moscow MIT urban maglev test vehicle
2021-08-28 Moscow MIT urban maglev test vehicle
Maglev test vehicle of MIT
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2021-08-28 Moscow MIT urban maglev test vehicle 2
2021-08-28 Moscow MIT urban maglev test vehicle 2
Maglev test vehicle of MIT
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2021-08-28 Moscow Monorail
2021-08-28 Moscow Monorail
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This last photo shows the current monorail system in Moscow. It is not a maglev yet, but is already propelled by a linear motor.

Source: https://news.drom.ru/85186.html Accessed: 2021-08-28