The Swiss Transportation Research Institute
is developing the
We are advancing the Technology of Sustainable, CO2-Neutral Intercity Travel.
The aim is ultra-fast (supersonic), quiet, safe, comfortable and affordable Intercity Transportation.
It can help to reduce the CO2 Emissions of the transportation sector by 20% (1’000’000’000 Tons annually).
Switzerland has adopted the system for its SwissMetro-NG Project: Parliamentary Decision 17.3262
The resistances to movement and speed are removed instead of burning Oil to fight them. Rolling resistance (friction between wheel and rail) is eliminated with magnetic levitation (Transrapid principle). Air resistance is removed with a vacuum in a tunnel (or pipe) which serves as track. A very high efficiency and ultra-fast speeds (supersonic) become possible, economically feasible and environmentally friendly. The VacTrain augments Rail and Road and can help to resolve urgent problems in Switzerland and in countries around the globe (Climate Crisis, Sustainability, Environment, Energy Crisis, etc.). It offers the performance, capacity, safety, comfort and networks needed in our modern time and age.
It fulfils the needs of our modern civilisation, and it makes even more sense in the world of tomorrow.