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Frequently Asked Questions


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What is the Transrapid's curve radius?

The curve radii of modern high-speed systems result in dependence on the speed and the maximum possible superelevation of the guideway to compensate for the centrifugal forces occurring. The Transrapid's guideway can have a maximum superelevation of 12 degree (up to 16 degree in special cases) which allows smaller radii at higher speeds than in the case of conventional wheel-on-rail systems.

- Minimal radius: 350 m
- 200 km/h: 705 m
- 400 km/h: 2,825 m
- 500 km/h: 4,415 m