Founders of the Swiss Transportation Research Institute Ltd.:
The Swiss Transportation Research Institute Ltd. was founded to accommodate the conceptional Research and Development of the VacTrain® and the Patent Protection. Encouragement was offered by ETH Professor Heinrich Brändli,
and numerous other scientists and engineers. Members of the board are:
Aurelius Christian Bahman, Materials Scientist / Engineer (member)
Matthias Schifferli, Dipl. Ing. ETH / SIA / VSS (member)
Ramon Alexander Bahman, Dr. Ing. ETH / PhD (president)

Inventors of the Vacuum Train / Swissmetro / VacTrain® / SwissMetro-NG:
The vacuum-train is attributed to Robert Goddard (WPI-Thesis 1905; patent application 1945).
It was re-invented by Rodolphe Nieth for the Swissmetro project (1974).
The VacTrain Project was initiated by Aurelius, Severin and Ramon Bahman (2010)

The Feasibility of Swissmetro / VacTrain® / SwissMetro-NG was confirmed many times over:
The feasibility of Swissmetro was confirmed in a comprehensive study involving many Professors at the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH) and numerous Swiss Engineering Consultants (1980-2009).
The following Persons / Institutions / Companies re-confirmed the feasibility and that of the VacTrain® / SwissMetro-NG:
Heinrich Brandli, Professor em. ETH (2015).
Jorg Waldvogel, Professor em. ETH (2022).
Matthias Schifferli, Dipl. Ing. ETH / SIA / VSS, CEO and leading Engineer at Schifferli Ltd (2020).
Conrad Jauslin, Dipl. Ing. ETH, MSc. and PhD, Colorado State University, President of Jauslin + Stebler Ltd (2022).

SwissMetro-NG Project:
The Swissmetro-NG project aims to connect the Swiss urban Centres with a system which reflects our modern time and age. It is based on the technology developed by the ETH (1974-2009), and by the Swiss Transportation Research Institute (since 2010). It is being promoted by the non-profit SwissMetro-NG association:



Address (ZH):
Swiss Transportation Research Institute Ltd.
Obere Buhlstrasse 21, CH-8700 Kusnacht-ZH

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