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Old August 26th, 2010, 04:53 PM   #321
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This is a quote from the KOREA Urban Transport Compilation page 11

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Hyundai Rotem Unveils Maglev Train

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Hyundai Rotem Co unveiled a magnetically levitated (maglev) train set for commercial release in 2013. After trial operations, the maglev train will run a 6.1 kilometer line between Incheon International Airport, the major gateway to South Korea, and a subway station near Seoul. A maglev train uses a powerful magnetic field to suspend trains a whisper above the rails, enabling them to travel faster than conventional trains. The unmanned two-car train can house 180 passengers and run at a top speed of 110 kilometers per hour.

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Old August 28th, 2010, 06:02 AM   #322
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This is a quote from the KOREA Urban Transport Compilation page 11

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very interesting. The Urban Transport Development Corporation of Ontario, Canada worked to try and develop mag-lev technology back in the 1970s and early 80s. They ended up with the Linear Induction Magnetic system that is currently being used in Toronto, Vancouver, Detroit, JFK Airport, Kuala Lumpur, and Beijing's Airport Express.

But the LIM system is only "one-half" of a mag-lev train - the train is pulled along by magnets but rests on metal wheels.

These photos show a train that looks remarkably similar to the LIM trains (not too much of a surprise as I believe Hyundai-ROTEM is one of the few companies that build LIM systems) - if ROTEM can make maglev commercially viable, this will give them a nice edge over Bombardier in the "intermediate capacity" rapid transit market.

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Old September 2nd, 2010, 08:24 PM   #323
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Magnetic Train Line S1 to Start Construction Next Month

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China tests new Maglev Train

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A model of a medium-and-low-speed magnetic levitation train on display. [Photo: CFP]

2010-08-30 13:34:15

The second magnetically raised railway, the S1 line, to come into commercial operation in China, will start construction in two weeks' time, connecting Beijing's eastern and western suburbs.

The S1 line will span 20 kilometers and 12 stations, running from Shimenying in the western district of Mentougou to Cishousi station in the east.

Wang Hongzhong, head of the Mentougou district government, gave details of the project ahead of Beijing's upcoming fourth southwestern regional economic development forum and said construction would begin on September 14.

He also revealed his authority would build a series of projects along the S1 line and a westward extension line of Chang'an Avenue, Beijing's major east-west road.

Since being made public in May, the proposed maglev line has sparked protests by hundreds of residents living along the route. Some signed a petition opposing the project and sent it to the departments concerned, saying they feared the maglev train would produce harmful radiation and too much noise.

However, experts who took part in the environmental evaluation of the project said it would not cause any harm as low-to-medium-speed maglev trains are pollution-free and have low-noise levels.

The construction of S1 Line will be divided into two parts. The western part will be in operation by the end of 2013 and the eastern part by 2017.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 04:59 PM   #324
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Hello, The Incheon Maglev is finally being built! Here are some pictures from Daum Roadmap showing the construction.

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Old February 5th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #325
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Hi, I'm very interested in the progress of the Beijing maglev. I am wondering if there is any real construction of the track on the actual planned route. I recently (2 months ago) walked all around the Pingguoyuan Subway Line 1 station to look for any construction activity and saw none. I did some research and saw that the S1 line was supposed to be built somewhere near that station.

I am also tracking the maglev construction progress on the Incheon South Korea maglev currently being built. Together, along with the HSST maglev currently operating in Nagoya Japan, the Beijing maglev will be the 3rd low speed maglev build in the world. This is other than the Birmingham airport maglev discontinued in the 1990's.

Any thoughts or news. I would love to see some construction pictures from Beijing!

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Old February 5th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #326
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China rolls out low-cost maglev trains
Updated: 2012-01-20 20:52

CHANGSHA - A locomotive producer in central China's Hunan province on Friday rolled out a low-cost magnetically levitated (maglev) train that is more environmental-friendly than conventional ones.



A newly developed maglev train is seen at a factory of the Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co. Ltd. of China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corporation in Zhuzhou, Central China's Hunan province, Jan 20, 2012. The three-carriage train is designed to run at a maximum speed of 100 km per hour and carry 600 passengers. It is more environmental-friendly than conventional trains. [Photo/Xinhua]

The three-carriage train is designed to run at a maximum speed of 100 km per hour and carry 600 passengers, said Xu Zongxiang, general manager of Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co. Ltd. of China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corporation (CSR).

Xu said the new train was much quieter than conventional ones.

While a conventional train moves forward by using friction between its wheels and the railway tracks, the maglev train replaces wheels by electromagnets and levitates on the guideway.

According to Xu, his company's has minimized the risk of the new maglev train derailing or overturning.

"It's ideal for mass transportation, as it is quiet and environmental-friendly. Its manufacturing cost is about 75 percent of a conventional light-rail train," said Xu.

The maglev train has a minimum turning radius of 50 meters and can easily run in residential communities or on hilly slopes. "It's an ideal public transport option for Chinese cities and major tourist destinations," said Xu.

Railway transport specialist Liu Youmei, also an academician with Chinese Academy of Engineering, said the new train is green, economical and safe. "It can be used for public transport in populous areas and at scenic spots with fragile environments."

Liu said China is one of a few countries that have applied maglev technology.

Beijing is building a maglev route, the Daitai line (S1), which starts at its IT center in Haidian district, passes through Shijingshan district, and ends in Mentougou district on its western outskirts. The line will be operational next year.

The eastern metropolitan of Shanghai runs the world's first commercial maglev system on a 30-km stretch between the downtown business district and Pudong airport. The German-made maglev went into operation on December 31, 2002.


Staff members check a newly developed maglev train at a factory of the Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co. Ltd in Zhuzhou, Central China's Hunan province, Jan 20, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]


A staff member tests a newly developed maglev train at a factory of the Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co. Ltd in Zhuzhou, Central China's Hunan province, Jan 20, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]
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Old April 30th, 2012, 01:46 PM   #327
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Does anyone have any updates on these projects?
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Old April 30th, 2012, 10:29 PM   #328
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Hmmm, by the sounds of the last video (the newer first one's mostly muted), it doesn't seem all that levitated ...

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what is the commercial speed of the line Linimo Nagoya?
Supposedly 100KPH although the subsequent section points out that service suspensions often occur whenever the wind exceeds 90KPH ('25m/sec' ) -- check out its trippy switches

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When I rode the Linimo Maglev in Nargoya, sometimes there was no staff on board while other times there was an attendant sitting in the drivers seat. When he was there, he opened up the controls where the speedometer was. I can verify that this maglev runs at 100km/h top operating speed.

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Old July 7th, 2012, 01:18 PM   #331
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Any news on these projects, some of them must be close to completion or testing.

It's so hard to find anything on them.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 02:43 AM   #332
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Why the scheduled maximum speed reduction (301 km/h) for Shanghai Maglev Train operation? According to wikipedia ...


06:45–08:45 max speed @ 301 km/h
09:00–10:45 max speed @ 431 km/h
11:00–12:45 max speed @ 301 km/h
13:00–16:45 max speed @ 431 km/h
17:00–21:40 max speed @ 301 km/h
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I think it's got something to do with noise made when going at higher speeds.
When they allow it to go faster thats during peak traffic periods so the background noise is higher and the maglev's noise can blend in with the background noise.
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Why the scheduled maximum speed reduction (301 km/h) for Shanghai Maglev Train operation? According to wikipedia ...


06:45–08:45 max speed @ 301 km/h
09:00–10:45 max speed @ 431 km/h
11:00–12:45 max speed @ 301 km/h
13:00–16:45 max speed @ 431 km/h
17:00–21:40 max speed @ 301 km/h
Thanks a lot for the info, I was very upset to discover it running only at 301 km/h on July, 17. Then I thought it became a general speed limit equal to that for CRH trains.
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I think it's got something to do with noise made when going at higher speeds.
When they allow it to go faster thats during peak traffic periods so the background noise is higher and the maglev's noise can blend in with the background noise.
But according to the schedule above it doesn't have anything with peak periods.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 01:48 PM   #336
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Beijing is building a maglev route, the Daitai line (S1), which starts at its IT center in Haidian district, passes through Shijingshan district, and ends in Mentougou district on its western outskirts. The line will be operational next year.

I understand this have been given the green light to start construction with the line with all people relocation complete.
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I am wondering if anyone knows if the Incheon Maglev in South Korea is operating yet? Is it open to passengers?
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110 kph is just under 70mph, which traditional steel wheel trains have been achieving for decades. That being the case, what is the benefit of low speed maglev? Is it more efficient?
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I think more efficient (no rolling friction, less maintenance required), lower noise, faster acceleration.
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It can also climb steeper gradients.
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