Ursprünglich wollte Nevomo einen Hyperloop entwickeln. Dann hat sich das Start-up dazu entschlossen, Züge ohne Röhre schweben zu lassen.
Nevomo, une start-up polonaise soutenue par la SNCF, revendique des essais réussis pour son projet de train à sustentation magnétique empruntant des lignes ferroviaires existantes. Deux versions distinctes, passagers et fret, sont en développement.
Het Poolse technologiebedrijf Nevomo heeft met succes een test uitgevoerd waarbij een spoorvoertuig zweeft op bestaande spoorinfrastructuur. Wereldwijd zijn er al enkele zogenaamde magneetzweeftreinen operationeel, maar bij dit project spoorde het testvoertuig op de klassieke, bestaande sporen.
Nevomo’s MagRail technology has already been highly appreciated by major players in the European railway industry, which has been confirmed by several agreements signed, including Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, duisport, and SNCF. The first 1:5 demo version of MagRail Nevomo was presented in 2019. Successful mid-size tests were conducted in December 2020. Last year, Nevomo completed the construction of the full-scale test track in Nowa Sarzyna in Poland, which is Europe’s longest track for testing passive magnetic levitation. The first tests already began and will be now extended to the MagRail Booster tests with the conventional freight wagons on MagRail infrastructure.
Elon Musk’s Hyperloop was the talk of the town not so long ago, but the project has recently bogged down due to technical and financial challenges. A Polish startup called “Nevomo” sees its approach as forming a link between modern maglev trains and conventional train operations. Expanding and upgrading the existing infrastructure with “MagRail” technology and linear motors should improve the efficiency and performance of rail traffic. Opportunities abound in the area of rail freight traffic in particular...
MagRail Booster technology will be installed on GATX Rail Europe supplied freight wagons and tested on rail infrastructure equipped with the system’s trackside devices.
Nevomo and GATX Rail Europe entered into a partnership to develop MagRail Booster to innovate and significantly develop the rail freight transport. As part of the joint development of the new MagRail system capabilities, the newly introduced Booster components, being a part of the already known MagRail system, will be installed on conventional freight wagons supplied by GATX Rail Europe and then tested on rail infrastructure equipped with the system’s trackside devices.
Innovative Mobility Leader of the Year 2023 (Europe): Stefan Kirch
The possibility of applying hyperloop and hyperloop-inspired technology to rail freight is being explored by an increasing amount of organisations. The need for faster trains and faster operations is causing the industry, especially in Europe, to collaborate with hyperloop and hyperloop-inspired projects. How do these technologies work and what can they mean for rail freight? This and more will be discussed in the upcoming RailFreight Webinar.