The new trains that exploit magnetic levitation technology could give an exceptional breakthrough to the caliber of public transport. The advantages are certainly many but first of all it is important to consider the considerable reduction of the impact of the infrastructure on the environment.

Magnetic levitation trains could pollute much less than other technologies currently on the market. One of the main countries that is developing this new transport system is Japan, but not indifferent contributions also come from the research of nations such as Germany, South Korea, China, Switzerland, Italy and the United Kingdom.

Maglev’s latest model, acronym of magnetic levitation train, is called “L0” and has run a test run in the Prefecture of Yamanashi, in central Japan.This train, like all those belonging to the category, has a particularly aerodynamic shape to be able to withstand the strong thrusts of the wind and the friction caused by the high speeds incurred during the race, in particular, L0 consists of five carriages with a head locomotive. and the train has traveled a distance of 43 kilometers, the railway line is commercial and will connect Tokyo to Nagoya in 2027. The maximum speed will be 550 kilometers per hour and to connect the two cities will take only 40 minutes. dizzying, unimaginable until a few years ago.The cost of the train has amounted to over 150 billion dollars as a result of a partnership with the United States nite, even if the research was born in Japan over 40 years.

In detail, after my thorough readings 🙂 I can state that magnetic levitation is that force able to suspend a subject on another object without the aid of other forces and is able to counteract the force of gravity.

The methods for conceiving a leavening are many and the theory was born following the considerations of the Theorem of Earnshaw, according to which a set of punctual charges can not be maintained in a stable equilibrium configuration simply with the aid of the only electrostatic interaction of the charges. This means that in order to achieve and maintain balance, the interaction must be between multiple forces, that is, electrical, gravitational and magnetic, or their combinations.

In fact, even if they only generate magnetic force for locomotion, the magnetically-provoked trains exploit the combination of this force with the electromechanical one.

In my opinion, the growth of production of these trains can have two types of effects:


The positive effect this type of transport has is obviously the absolute absence of toxic or similar emissions. The electromagnetic field produces nothing but electrical charges on its surface. Trains exploiting this technology have other advantages besides being non-polluting. Magnetic levitation means that public transport is much safer and extremely faster in covering both long and short journeys. The noise generated by the trains themselves is reduced to a minimum and even the vibrations within them.


The only negative effect on the stroke of the magnetically leavened trains can be the friction caused by the impact with the air. For this reason, trains are also undergoing major changes from the point of view of design. Trains therefore become much longer and more aerodynamic. Important reductions also occur with regard to electricity consumption.

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