ETR – Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau | Ausgabe International/2023

Standardized evaluation of Hefei-Wuhu-Guangde high-speed maglev train project

September 2023 | Ullrich Martin

As the epitome of rail transportation technology, the 600 km/h high-speed maglev system can effectively bridge the gap between high-speed wheel-rail system (with a maximum speed of 400 km/h) and aviation system (with a speed of 800 km/h or higher). However, the application of high-speed maglev systems is constrained by high costs, an imperfect industrial chain, and the lack of systematic planning and assessment methods. For this reason, there is an urgent need to establish an objective and quantitative assessment system for high-speed maglev projects to provide a basis for transportation mode selection and project decision making....