The Swiss Transportation Research Institute (STR-Institute) is dedicated to the technological development of the VacTrain® as the Next Generation Intercity and Transcontinental Transportation System. This must obviously have decisive advantages over present day systems (short-haul aviation, high-speed rail, maglev systems and intercity highways). It must make sense in today’s modern civilization as well as in the world of tomorrow. The underlying physics will permit speeds which are a magnitude faster than present day systems.
The STR-Institute was initiated by a group of former directors of Swiss Federal Offices and Engineers / Scientists of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). It is focused on Research and Development and on technical solutions and concepts. Parallel to this, the SwissMetro-NG project is being independently promoted as the Next Generation Ultra-Speed Transportation System for Switzerland. The technology is expected to transform intercity and transcontinental transportation on a global scale.
President of the Institute is Mr. Ramon Alexander Bahman, Dr. Ing. ETH / PhD