Since the serious accident with 23 deaths on the test track in Emsland, no politician has put a cent on magnetic track technology. But the construction group Max Bögl has conjured up a successor ready for production. The TSB should no longer connect distant metropolises with super speeds, but should be used in local transport.
Unnoticed by the public, the Bavarian building contractor Bögl has further developed the Transrapid magnetic levitation technology with the Transport System Bögl, or TSB for short. In 2006 the Transrapid had a serious accident on the test track in Emsland. 23 people lost their lives in the rubble. The Transrapid was supposed to connect up to 500 km/h metropolises in Germany.
Unnoticed by the public, the Bavarian building contractor Bögl has further developed the Transrapid magnetic levitation technology with the Transport System Bögl, or TSP for short. In 2006 the Transrapid had a serious accident on the test track in Emsland. 23 people lost their lives in the rubble. The Transrapid was supposed to connect up to 500 km/h metropolises in Europe.
Bögl plans a maximum speed of 150 km/h
Bögl has nothing to do with such super speeds, on the contrary: the TSB is intended to move people in local traffic at distances of 5 to 30 kilometers at a maximum of 150 km / h. Max Bögl, the largest privately owned German construction company with 6,500 employees and sales of 1.7 billion euros last year, has been working at TSB for 10 years. Now the construction company is venturing to the public with its plans after investing around 35 million euros.
The occasion: The group of companies has a cooperation agreement with the Chinese company Chengdu Xinzhu Road & Bridge Machinery Co. Ltd. completed. This includes the construction of a 3.5 km test track in Chengdu, the capital of the province of Sichuan, with the aim of being able to approve the new magnetic railway system in China. “We are very pleased that this cooperation has enabled us to enter the Chinese market,” said CEO Stefan Bögl when signing the contract. “With our new technology, we have a very attractive, environmentally friendly and above all cost-effective offer for growing need for mobility in major cities.”
Track, vehicle and operating technology from a single source Bögl is not a newcomer to the magnetic levitation technology business. The group of companies was already on the Transrapid test track in Emsland and on the only commercial track in Shanghai so far as a supplier and license for the track. After the serious accident on the test track in Emsland and the end of the Transrapid, the Bögl engineers have been working on the magnetic levitation railway since 2008, but with a completely new direction.