Ongoing Projects

Ongoing Projects 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 pilot projects, but is the country of the Rising Sun which first opens a commercial airline in 2005, during the World Exposition in Aichi. Construction is expected later magnetic line between Tokyo and Osaka. In Germany, which has the most developed technique in the field of magnetic levitation systems, along with Japan, plans to invest 2,300 million euros per year to provide the country of its first maglev line between Dusseldorf and Dortmund and between Munich and airport. The project from downtown Munich to the airport will cost EUR 1,850 million (2,610 million dollars), and start once funding is secure.The train “flies” at almost 500 km / h when it is built, but unfortunately there is no possible launch date of this revolutionary transportation. Chinese authorities say they no longer need the help of Germany and intend to continue expanding the use of these trains (the next project will link the 160 km between Shanghai to Hangzhou). The project was temporarily suspended following complaints from thousands of locals, 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 recommended that there was a wooded area of 300 m on either side of the road.The initial draft of the proposed Shanghai reduced it to 150 m, which ended up being 22.5 m in the final plans, which is a considerable difference on the initial plans, but still well-known potential adverse effects of this technology on health of people. While in the United States and the Netherlands also invests in new technology, the project called Swissmetro Switzerland is on track. South Korea has developed magnetic levitation technology to build its own bullet trains. 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 aim is to build a first tranche of 160 km 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 claim that it would consider a second tranche of 800 km to the Arab Emirates.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 as well as another line that loops through the Henares corridor from Alcal to Chamart n in minutes. Similarly, in Mexico state Gov. Ivone ortega pacheco yucatan present this fast train project in yucatan in which it is anticipated that the fast train walk cover 150 km in three different states The Peninsular fast train, which plans to build in Yucatan, could only materialize with the support of the three states that would benefit and the private sector and the federal government.Francisco Torres Rivas, head of the Department of Public Works of Yucatan, said that to make this work requires pesos.La 12 billion initial phase would include Izamal Progreso-Merida-Chichen Itza-Valladolid-Calica Calica A second phase Cancun-Tulum-and third-Campeche.La Progress would be investment in the first stage 8000 is estimated at 400 million pesos, of which state and federal governments would provide thousand 400 million pesos and the rest would be private investment. two companies, one French and one Japanese, are interested in funding the project. Maglev trains will begin to replace conventional in 20 or 30 years, according to specialists’ forecasts, and be so competitive that could be chosen instead of an airplane a path less than 800 km.