For years, Beijing pushes rail transport. On rails, the goods on the new silk road, and passenger transport in China should be done on the Rail, so that the eco-travel are harmful to the air not getting out of hand. The Chinese leadership had recognized early on that comfort and speed are the key factors to make travelling by rail attractive, and therefore, the largest network in the world for high-speed trains built. The end of the year it is intended to include 29,000 kilometers of road and Rail.

The travel speeds in the real rail-based trains are at about 300 km/h to 350 km/h. in normal operation, and not only for record runs to be much faster, need to have trains that ride on magnetic cushions. The prototype of a magnetic levitation train, which can travel 600 km/quickly, was exhibited in Qingdao in the Eastern Shandong province. Electro-magnets to hold the Qingdao prototype a thumb-width above the Rail and make for a very quiet ride at speeds where air traffic is already near, said the developer.

This is the second announcement that China wants to join after initial Hesitation, is now massively in the magnetic technology. Because China’s new intercity trains will glide on a magnetic cushion. The next Generation reaches 200 kilometers per hour and should not be louder than a vacuum cleaner.

please refer to: Beijing’s new magnetic – levitation train is almost silent, and 200 km/h

Pure Chinese project

the Client is the state-run China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) is. This is the world’s largest provider of rail transport equipment. Components and development of the new train should come to about 90 percent from China. Ding Sansan, chief engineer of the CRRC, spoke of a “three year battle” in the development of the new train, be breakthroughs have been achieved in the magnetic levitation technology. The construction of a Zugkarosserie with ultra-lightweight, high-strength materials is a new challenge, so thing. In the area of the high speeds new problems to be solved arise.

Fast-paced schedule

Apparently, the project is exactly on schedule. Already in the year 2020, the train was supposed to take the Test and trial operation. The production should begin in 2021. Only five years lie between the beginning of the development and series production. The new train is designed as an Alternative for air travel up to a distance of 1500 km. The example from Beijing to Shanghai, Ding reckoned: “It takes about four and a half hours on the plane, including the preparation time for the trip; about five and a half hours with the high-speed rail, and it would only take about three and a half hours with the magnetic levitation train.”

question of cost remains

With 600 km/h is not yet reached the end of the flag pole. In Chengdu, is working on a train that is to travel in a vacuum tube. Due to the lack of air resistance at speeds over 1000 km/h are possible. This technique, however, is still in the experimental stage, while the well presented Magnetzug is a close-to-production prototype.

please refer to: 1000 km/h – China’s new trains are faster than an airplane

journey times to listen to But so exciting at long distances also, the track for a monorail was much more expensive than the tracks for a classic rail system.

If the CRRC hopes to bring the new technology to market successfully, you must also be a solution to this cardinal problem had been found.

source: SCMP; CRRC

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Magnetic levitation, plus a vacuum tube – with the combination of China’s engineers want to build trains that come faster than the aircraft ahead. And also, the conventional rail network to be launched in the next few years to a pace of 400 km.

Gernot Kramper