SwissMetro-NG is the Next Generation Intercity Transportation System for Switzerland with the label “made in Switzerland”. The objective is to offer high-speed connections between the Swiss urban centers whilst preserving the historic Swiss Cities, picturesque Swiss Landscapes and the unique Alpine Ecosystems. The project is based on the fundamentals of engineering and the technical solutions (vehicle and maglev configuration, VacTrain Switch, VacTrain Gates, etc.) developed and patented by the Swiss Transportation Research Institute (STR-Institute). Advancements in performance (1000 km/h within 5 Minutes) and practically all other aspects of intercity transportation become possible (comfort, accessibility of city centers, average travel speeds, sustainability, energy consumption, environmental conservation, etc.).
Link to SwissMetro-NG Website: www.swissmetro-ng.org
Decision of the Swiss Parliament in favor of the SwissMetro-NG Project (in German)