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Nevomo has completed the first phase of Magrail track construction

Nevomo has completed the first phase of Magrail track construction
photo: Nevomo press materials/Nevomo has completed the first phase of Magrail track construction.
22 / 03 / 2022

The first stage of construction of Magrail, the longest passive magnetic levitation track in Europe, has been completed. A 700 meters long iron track was built on the Nowa Sarzyna site in the southeastern part of Poland, which will allow speeds of up to 160 km/h. The Magrail track will be used to test magnetic levitation, the operation of the energy system, the vehicle's operation, and their interaction with the infrastructure.

"At the beginning of March, we began installing the equipment necessary for magnetic levitation - a linear motor between the rails, a levitation-stabilizing raceway on the outer rail area, and a power supply system. In the meantime, we are also assembling a prototype of the vehicle we want to levitate," Łukasz Mielczarek, Head of Infrastructure and Co-founder of Nevomo said.

Tests of Magrail are scheduled to begin this summer and will be conducted jointly with RFI, the Italian rail infrastructure manager. Completed trials will enable a pilot project that will automate movements and increase their frequency, operate without human error, and provide schedules adapted directly to passenger needs. Developed by Nevomo, Magrail will reduce operating costs by 20-30% and significantly increase the capacity of rail lines. Among other things, Magrail will cost less than high-speed rail, but it will also notably increase the efficiency of the existing rail infrastructure. Thus, thanks to linear electric traction, magnetic levitation, and advanced automation, rail vehicles will be able to move at speeds of up to 550 km/h.

The project is implemented as part of a National Research and Development Center competition called Fast Track and co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the Intelligent Development program.