Ongoing Projects

Ongoing Projects XX The magnetic levitation train Transrapid TR09 is the ninth to be built in Germany. Designed for super speed, its aerodynamic lines are based on the fuselage of a Boeing 737. The maximum speed commercial Transrapid is 430 km / h Germany and Japan have conducted pilot projects, but is the country of the Rising Sun who first opens a business line in 2005, during the World Exposition in Aichi. Construction is expected later magnetic line between Tokyo and Osaka. In Germany, which holds the most developed in the field of magnetic levitation systems, along with Japan, foresees investments of 2,300 million euros per year to give the country its first two maglev lines between Dusseldorf and Dortmund and between Munich and its airport . The project from downtown Munich to the airport will cost 1.850 billion euros (2,610 million), and start once funding is assured.The train “flies” at almost 500 km / h when constructed, but unfortunately there is no possible release date of this revolutionary transportation. Chinese authorities say they no longer need help from Germany and intend to further expand the use of these trains (the next project will link the 160 km that separate Shanghai from Hangzhou). The project was temporarily suspended following complaints from thousands of area residents concerned about the negative environmental impact on health that could cause their magnetic radiation, in addition to its unpopular neighborhoods, which seriously devalue the price of their homes . The technology was created in Germany and was transferred to China for the Transrapid consortium formed by Siemens and Thyssen Krupp, and these companies have recommended that there was a wooded area of 300 m on either side of the road.The original draft of the Shanghai dropped to 150 m, which ended up being 22.5 m in the final plans, which is a considerable difference on the initial plans, not yet well known that the possible negative effects of technology on health of people. While in the U.S. and Netherlands also invests in new technology, the project called Swissmetro Switzerland is on track. South Korea has developed the technology to build maglev train their own “bullet”. His project is to link the capital Seoul to Pusan in the southeast peninsula. The Government of Qatar has expressed interest in buying the German magnetic levitation train Transrapid. The first objective is to build a 160 km stretch running from Qatar to Bahrain, a union that should be done through a new bridge. In the event that this project succeed, the Qatari authorities say they will consider a second tranche of 800 km to the UAE.On 28 December 2006, professors at the Universidad de los Andes, Merida – Venezuela, President Hugo Ch vez presented a draft Rail Electromagnetic TELMAGV that interconnect called the city of Caracas to the port of La Guaira, where is located the Sim n Bol var International Airport, Maiquetia, Venezuela’s main airport. The Venezuelan project has been welcomed and is expected to announce its implementation, and armed forces which gave the green. On 26 April 2007, the Deputy Manuel Villalba TELMAGV formally presented the draft to the National Assembly of Venezuela. On June 4, 2007, in the media of Spain was published by the Community of Madrid intends to perform a couple of lines of magnetic levitation train, known as bullet train, linking Barajas airport to the camp area, west of the city and another line that loops through the Henares corridor, from Alcala to Chamartin in minutes.Magnetic trains will begin to replace conventional in 20 or 30 years, according to the forecasts of specialists, and be so competitive that might be chosen instead of a plane ride of a career of less than 800 km.

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