SwissMetro-NG is the Next Generation Ultra-Fast Intercity Transportation System of Switzerland (parliamentary decision 17.3262). The objective is to offer ultra-fast connections between Swiss urban centers whilst preserving the historic Swiss Cities, picturesque Swiss Landscapes and unique Alpine Ecosystems. The project is based on the fundamentals of engineering and on the technical solutions developed by Rodolphe Nieth, the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH-Zürich and EPF-Lausanne) and by the Swiss Transportation Research Institute (vehicle and maglev configuration, VacTrain® Switch, VacTrain® Airlocks, VacTrain® Safety Seals, etc.). Advancements in performance (1000 km/h within 5 Minutes) and practically all other aspects of intercity transportation become possible (comfort, capacity, affordability, accessibility of city centers, average travel speeds, sustainability, energy consumption, environmental conservation, etc.).
Link to SwissMetro-NG Website: www.swissmetro-ng.org
Decision 17.3262 of the Swiss Parliament in favor of the SwissMetro-NG Project (in German)