posted on 19th Aug 2020 19:07
The German Federal Railway Authority (EBA) has given assurances that the core components of the vehicle and track of the Transport System Bögl (TSB) comply with requirements and are thus eligible for approval. The notices issued by the EBA are the result of close cooperation between the engineers of Max Bögl, the EBA employees responsible for maglev trains and infrastructure and the various experts appointed by the EBA.
The EBA and its experts have now confirmed that the initial estimates are correct, the documents for verification are complete, the tests were done in accordance with standards and requirements and that there are no concerns about operation on the existing testing tracks. Furthermore, the EBA will use these notices as the basis for issuing the operating license for future tracks.
Max Bögl will continue cooperating with the EBA and its experts in order to obtain the assurance of approval for the operational control system as well as positive notices for other components. The next step is to acquire an operating license for the first section of the TSB in Germany. The notices already issued by the EBA are important prerequisites for this step. Due to the short construction times and high degree of prefabrication of the system components, the TSB could be implemented and commissioned in less than two years once the building permit has been obtained.
International recognition by the EBA for compliance with its high standards is very important as it opens up the possibility of simplified approval procedures in other European countries. In addition, Chinese authorities will consider the technical documents verified by the EBA when approving the TSB in China. To obtain approval in China, the Max Bögl group of companies will be supported by its Chinese partner Xinzhu.