MOSCOW, September 3. / TASS /. The monorail transport system, which will use magnetic levitation technology (maglev, magnetic levitation train), will consume 30-40% less energy than the monorail currently installed at VDNKh. This was reported to TASS by the Moscow Institute of Heat Engineering Corporation (MIT, part of Roscosmos).
“Energy consumption, we expect, will be much less – by 30-40 percent,” the corporation noted.
The monorail will have a different chassis. “The use of a magnetic suspension can significantly reduce the resistance of the train movement, because it practically takes off over the beam and it has no resistance. But the past had a monorail,” MIT explained.
Sea trials of the magnetic levitation monorail transport system started in Moscow last week. They will last until the end of September.
In February, the General Designer of MIT, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Hero of Labor of Russia, Yuri Solomonov, told TASS that the corporation has developed a magnetic levitation train that can work, including in unmanned mode. According to him, sea trials should begin this year, according to the results of which a decision will be made on the deployment of full-scale work on the serial production of a new type of monorail transport system.