Max Bögl flies magnetic train cars to China

German mobility and construction company Max Bögl has flown two newly developed train cars from Germany to China aboard an Antonov AN-124. In China, the trains will run on 3.5-kilometre demonstration route in Chengdu.

The train cars are part of Max Bögl’s newly designed and developed Transport System Bögl which uses magnetic levitation technology to create a quiet and low-emission rail system for cities.

At the beginning of June, the first series vehicle of the system made its way to China where it will run on a 3.5-kilometre test route.

On the way to its destination, the traffic system was first loaded onto trucks at the Max Bögl group’s main location in Sengenthal and transported to Munich Airport. There, the train car was loaded onto the Antonov aircraft and made its way to China, some 7,500 kilometres away.

“In the next step, the TSB two-section vehicle will be put into operation on the completed demonstration route to show its potential to Chinese customers with journeys of up to 160 kilometres per hour”, the manufacturer states. 

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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