Development and First In-Service Use of Automatic People Movers in the Federal Republic of Germany, with Special Reference to the Magnetic Levitation System M-Bahn

by Klaus Heinrich, Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH, Project Management Dep, Ottobrunn, West Germany,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers: Engineering and Management in Major Activity Centers


People movers have been under development for the past 14 years in the Federal Republic of Germany. Of the four systems developed, two have been put into service. One of the two successful systems is the M-Bahn, in which the vehicle is supported, without carrying wheels by permanent magnets and driven by a LIM in the track.

Subject Headings: Automation | People movers | Federal government | Magnetic fields | Vehicles | Railroad trains | Buses | Magnetic levitation trains | Germany | Europe

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