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Old February 19th, 2014, 10:57 AM   #341
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China CNR Corp Ltd, one of the country's biggest train makers, will deliver by year's end 10 six-coach maglev trains to Beijing's subway system. [Photo/Zou Hong China Daily]

I have not heard news of the lines construction, has anyone else?




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Old February 19th, 2014, 11:20 AM   #342
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98% sure the bottom two photos are CRH and not maglev.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 12:52 PM   #343
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Yes, they don't look like Subway cars.

There is so much mystery around the Beijing S1 project.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 07:21 PM   #344
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Maglev in Shanghai doesnt look like metro trains as well, but in fact teh short line is kinda of metro line
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Old February 20th, 2014, 01:52 AM   #345
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Another major benefit of maglev rapid transit lines is low ongoing maintenance. Over the long run, maintenance of both the track and train is supposed to be much less than conventional metro train systems.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 02:15 AM   #346
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That maybe so, but we all know the decision makers are only interested in short term.
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Old May 15th, 2014, 10:05 AM   #347
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S. Korea Unveils First Urban Maglev Train

2014-05-14 22:02:00 Xinhua Web Editor: Mao

South Korea on Wednesday unveiled its first ever domestically-developed urban maglev train and planned to start the passenger service in mid- July.

The urban maglev train, with a maximum speed of 111 kilometers per hour, runs from Incheon international airport to Yongyu at a route length of 6.1 kilometers.

The train was awarded with the performance certification on four trains for passenger service after passing all 52 test items required by national regulations at a trial ride ceremony on Wednesday.

"Comparing with the traditional light rail train, the maglev train has so many advantages as it floats above its rails by using magnetic force. It has no friction, little noise and vibration," said Han Kyu-Hwan, vice chairman and CEO of Hyundai-Rotem Ltd, the corporation manufacturing the train.

The bogies wrap halfway around the rail, eliminating the risk of derailments or rollover accidents, he added.

He said the construction cost of the Incheon international airport demonstration line were 42.7 billion won (41.6 million U.S. dollars) per kilometers, similar with other light rail system. But the maintenance and labor costs will be lower as it has no consumable parts such as wheels, gears or bearings. The maglev train can also save 20 to 30 percent energy and run in a totally environment-friendly way.

South Korea's ministry of land, infrastructure, and transportation launched the Urban Maglev Program in 2006, aiming at developing the urban maglev system for commercial service on the demonstration line and promoting eco-friendly, safe, comfortable and economical urban transportation service to home and abroad.

Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM), the first South Korean institute starting to research and develop the maglev train technology in 1989, was funded by the ministry to implement the national R&D program.

"South Korea is planning to expand the urban maglev train to other areas of the country and also abroad," said Im Yong-Taek, the president of KIMM.

He said the country will implement the maglev train to Metro Line No.2 in Daejeon, a city in the middle of South Korea, with passenger service beginning in 2020. This new commuter maglev train expects to carry at least 13,000 passengers per day at a 36 kilometer line with 30 stations.

Han Kyu-Hwan added that South Korea is planning to export the urban maglev train to St. Petersburg of Russia, Jakarta International Airport of Indonesia and other foreign countries. The transfer of urban maglev technology to Russia is now underway.

"The global market of high speed train is a highly competitive 'red ocean', while the green transportation such as the maglev train is in a less competitive 'blue ocean'. South Korea must venture and pioneer in the new market abroad," said Han.


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Old June 16th, 2014, 03:10 AM   #348
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Delhi Government approved RRTS project

RRTS: Regional Rapid Transit System

Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project was in news due to its approval by the Delhi’s Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on 11 June 2014.
RRTS is a rail based system that connects small but fast developing towns in the NCR region. The goal of RRTS is to reduce the dependence of commuters on road based transportation to a combination of road-cum rail transportation system.

Technology under RRTS

Delhi's Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) will use the Maglev technology. As it is is being chosen world over for the new implementations of the rapid transport systems.

China also has chosen Maglev for its capital Beijing new urban railway lines. Daitai line will be first line to be built with Maglev.
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Old June 16th, 2014, 10:42 AM   #349
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Maglev technology. As it is is [sic] being chosen world over for the new implementations of the rapid transport systems.
Right...that's a tad too optimistic, if you ask me. Most - or better: almost all - current implementations of new urban rail systems still rely on 'traditional' steel wheels on steel rails. Proven technology.
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Old August 4th, 2014, 05:58 AM   #350
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Incheon Maglev

[IMG]Incheon Maglev by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Incheon Maglev by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Incheon Maglev by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Incheon Maglev by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Incheon Maglev by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Incheon Maglev by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Incheon Maglev by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old August 4th, 2014, 05:27 PM   #351
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Just uploaded.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gmQ...I97uMa51rlhocA
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Old August 4th, 2014, 09:03 PM   #352
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It sounds like it still has contact with the rail. Does it have wheels?
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Old August 5th, 2014, 06:09 AM   #353
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The sound you hear is the electric pickup shoe contacting the power rail. There seems to be a lot of 'clicks' when each shoe travels over a electric rail joint. Each train has 4 shoes on each side, so you hear 4 clicks as the maglev passes over the joints.
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Old August 5th, 2014, 06:14 AM   #354
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If you start watching the video at 6:00 and watch about 20 seconds, you can see and hear the electric pickup shoes passing over an electric rail joint.
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Old December 11th, 2014, 07:17 AM   #355
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This is a new video of the Linimo Urban Maglev in Nagoya Japan. Check it out.

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Old February 1st, 2015, 09:43 PM   #356
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Urban Maglev for Rio de Janeiro?

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Old February 12th, 2015, 06:09 PM   #357
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http://www.chinadailyasia.com/busine..._15119182.html

Maglev trains speeding toward greener future

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 08:35
By ZHONG NAN in Tangshan, Hebei

China CNR Corp Ltd, one of the country’s biggest train makers, will deliver by year’s end 10 six-coach maglev trains to Beijing’s subway system for what will be the country’s second commercial urban maglev rail route.
Anxious to tackle environmental problems caused by heavy car use, coal-burning industries and the fast pace of urbanization, Beijing is building a maglev urban rail route — the Daitai line, also known as the S1 — that will start at North Beijing’s Haidian district, pass through Shijingshan district and end in Mentougou district in Beijing’s western outskirts. The 11-kilometer line will become operational some time between September and December 2015.
“Many of the opportunities we are being presented with arise from China’s fast wealth accumulation and urbanization. Many cities are upgrading their urban rail systems, including introducing green technologies, extending their subways and building new ones,” said Hou Zhigang, general manager of Tangshan Railway Vehicle Co Ltd, a main subsidiary of CNR in Hebei province.
In comparison with other types of urban rail transportation, maglev trains are quiet and can achieve high speed because they don’t actually ride on rails with wheels but hover centimeters above the track through the use of magnets, avoiding slower speeds caused by friction. Maglev is an abbreviation of magnetic levitation.
The world’s first maglev line was launched in Shanghai in 2002, connecting a metro station to Pudong International Airport. With speeds up to 430 kph, its 30-kilometer route takes less than eight minute to travel.
Unlike the high-speed maglev technology being used in Shanghai or Germany, Beijing’s S1 line will adopt a low-speed maglev version that can run at a top speed of 100 kph, considered fast enough for the city. All the high-end trains will be designed and built at CNR’s Tangshan plant.
Because the train produces zero emissions unlike conventional trains that run on diesel or coal, Hou said the maglev train is ideal and environmentally friendly for large-scale transportation, especially in major cities or tourism hot spots like Beijing. Its manufacturing cost is also 20 percent less than a conventional light-rail train.
“The populations of many of China’s second- and third-tier cities are much bigger than those of such cities in Europe or the United States such as Stockholm, Madrid and San Francisco so building and enlarging subway networks is also a practical way of keeping up with China’s fast urbanization process,” said Hou.
The National Development and Reform Commission, approved subway and light rail construction projects to be built in 37 Chinese cities between 2012 and 2015, with a total investment of 840 billion yuan ($134 billion).
A further 21 railway and highway projects, 10 environmental protection projects, 76 clean energy projects and several hydropower station and airport construction projects also have been approved in the past two years.
In addition, CNR is hoping to grab a bigger share of China’s booming subway and light-rail market. It supplied more than 2,000 subway and light-rail vehicles and carriages to 12 Chinese cities, including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing, in 2013.
The market is still enthusiastic this year: CNR signed a 939 million yuan deal and a 320 million yuan contract with Beijing Subway and Chongqing Rail Transit Group for a comprehensive number of underground and urban light-rail products in recent months.
Sun Fuquan, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development in Beijing, said even though China’s gross domestic product growth was lower last year than in previous ones, public transport and other infrastructure investment can effectively add to prosperity.
The importance of improving the environment was underscored by figures from the Ministry of Environmental Protection this month that showed more than 74 percent of Chinese cities failed to meet new air quality standards.
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Does anyone know if this maglev is open yet at the Incheon Airport, South Korea?
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Old October 13th, 2015, 08:43 PM   #359
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http://english.cri.cn/12394/2015/04/21/3381s875320.htm

Beijing's First Maglev Line Resumes Construction
2015-04-21 11:01:35 CRIENGLISH.com Web Editor: Qian Shanming



A metro map of Beijing subway lines and Line S1, China's first medium-to-low speed maglev, short for magnetic levitation, train. [Photo: bjnews.com.cn]

China's first medium-to-low speed magnetic levitation, or maglev train, is now being built using domestically-produced technology.

Line S1, which will become Beijing's first maglev train, is set to connect the city's western district of Mentougou to the Pingguoyuan subway station, located in the city's Shijingshan district. Line S1 will cover more than 10km and connect eight subway stations: Shimenying, Xiaoyuan, Beijing Municipal Bureau of Mine, Shang'ancun, Shilonglu, Sidaoqiao, Jin'anqiao, and Pingguoyuan.

The maglev train can run at a speed of 80 km per hour; given the low-medium speed of the vehicle, the train tops out at a speed of a 105 km per hour.
The new line will be built by China CNR, which will make it the first maglev train manufactured in China. The train will be operated by Beijing Suburban Railway, or BCR, and can serves about 1032 passengers at one time.

The Beijing maglev train is being billed as a safe, economical alternative to the city's current light-rail cars. The train emits a noise of about 65 decibels and has maintenance costs lower than its older counterparts. However, the maglev train needs 15 percent more power to run than subway or light rail trains.

The construction of Line S1 was first initiated in 2011, but had to be postponed since the people living near the proposed line raised issues about exposure to radiation emitted by the train. More than 300 residents living in and around Mentougou and in the Bisenli community signed a petition opposing the maglev line when the draft plan was released in 2011. Even though the tests have indicated that the radiation levels are safe, people are still concerned, which led to further environment assessment the following years. The stagnated project was resumed in October, 2014.

The line is part of Beijing's attempts to tackle environmental problems caused by heavy traffic, coal burning and over-urbanization. The maglev train literally produces zero emissions, compared with conventional trains that run on diesel or coal.

Line S1 is expected to commence operation towards the end of 2016.
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http://shanghaiist.com/2015/11/29/ch...v_changsha.php

China's first home-grown maglev railway nears completion, linking Changsha airport with its city center

The first Chinese maglev railway, developed without help from foreign companies, will enter testing before the end of the year according to officials from Changsha city.
According to People's Daily, the 18.5 kilometer track will link the city's south railway station with Huanghua airport. Trains will run at a top speed of 100 kilometers per hour.
Work on the project began in May 2014, with Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co. Ltd constructing the rolling stock for the railway. A total of 3.5 billion yuan ($565 million) has been spent so far.
Maglev, or magnetic levitation, works by using a series of magnets to both lift and propel the train along a guideway, thereby reducing friction and allowing for higher speeds.
The company said its maglev trains are safer, quieter, and have a smaller turning radius, making them more environmental friendly.
China is already host to the world's first commercial maglev system, which operates along a 30 kilometer stretch of track between downtown Shanghai (well... not quite) and Pudong International Airport.
The project marks a significant step forward for China's domestic rail industry, as unlike its counterpart in Shanghai which was built by a German consortium, the Changsha maglev has been developed entirely by home-grown companies.
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