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Emsland Transrapid Test Track

General Information

Other name(s): Transrapid Versuchsanlage Emsland
Beginning of works: 1980
Completion: 1987
Status: out of service

Project Type

Location

km Name

Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 31.5 km

Chronology

1980
- 1984

Construction of section 1 with the test center, 10-km straight section, northern turn-around and two steel switches.

1984
- 1987

Construction of section 2 with another steel switch and southern turn-around.

22 September 2006

During a test run a maglev train collides with a repair wagon on the track at a speed of about 200 km/h. The first car of the test train is completely destroyed and several people are killed or injured.

Participants

Steel construction
Concrete construction
(role unknown)

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    10000085
  • Date created
    23/02/2002
  • Last Update
    07/10/2015