Nevomo has completed the construction of the railway track at the Sarzyna in Podkarpackie voivodeship in Poland, which is specially adapted for these tests. Europe's longest passive magnetic levitation test track measures 700 metres and allows levitating railway vehicles of the MagRail system at testing speeds of up to 160 kph.
“We are very happy that despite difficulties in the supply of key components of the MagRail system, caused by the disruption of global supply chains, we are ready with almost all the necessary elements of the system before the end of summer. We have both a fully completed wayside and trackside infrastructure ready for magnetic levitation, as well as a full-scale test platform. We are currently finalizing the system's power supply and we cannot wait to start testing soon,” said Lukasz Mielczarek, co-founder and Infrastructure Director at Nevomo.
MagRail technology is designed to easily, quickly, and cost-effectively extend the capacity and efficiency of existing railway lines and improve the overall efficiency of the rail transport system. Thanks to MagRail, it is also possible to operate electric vehicles in non-electrified areas such as terminals and ports. The MagRail system can be integrated into existing rail systems. This can help traditional rail systems improve freight dynamics, achieve higher load limits, greater flexibility, and the ability to run trains automatically without the need to build new lines, without catenary, and without human error.
The project in Nowa Sarzyna is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the Intelligent Development Programme. The project is implemented under a grant from the National Centre for Research and Development called Fast Track.