No Technology Problem Found In September Trans-Rapid Accident

24 de abril de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>No Technology Problem Found In September Trans-Rapid Accident</h1><p>April 24 (EIRNS)--The Federal Railway Supervisory Agency (Eisenbahnbundesamt) of Germany has finished its investigation report on the Transrapid incident in September 2006, coming to the conclusion that no technical failure of the maglev system can be blamed for it. The incident which involved the crash of a maglev train and killed 23 technicians boarding it, was caused by human failure, as a repair unit was left standing on the track without the control room being notified, so that the train crashed into the obstacle at a speed of about 400 kilometers/hour. The testing track in Lathen, northwestern Germany, has not been used since.</p><p>The report will be discussed at the Lower Saxony State Parliament, today. The report's conclusion is important, because that should serve as a basis for the Lower Saxony State Government to give the official okay for the testing of the new maglev TR 09 model, soon.</p></div></body>