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Title: Maglev: an unfulfilled dream?
Authors: Goodall, Roger M.
Keywords: Maglev
Railways
Failure
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © the author
Citation: GOODALL, R.M., 2012. Maglev: an unfulfilled dream? Presented at: 2012 International Symposium on Speed-up, Safety and Service Technology for Railway and MAGLEV Systems (STECH ’12), Seoul, South Korea, 17-19 September.
Abstract: Although Maglev has been technically developed in a variety of forms, and has had some limited operational success, the dream envisaged in the 1960s and 1970s of wide-scale commercial implementation remains elusive. This paper provides a technical and historical appraisal, starting with the expected features believed in the early days to characterise Maglev, and reviews the actual achievements against these expectations, i.e. to assess the progress towards the original dream and its viability. The conclusion includes a commentary on the present day opportunities and barriers, and offers some suggestions for emphasis into the future. The objective is to stimulate a discussion aimed at helping to understand why the dream remains largely unfulfilled.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15597
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Contributions (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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