SwissRapide Maglev Rail Systems… 

…The Train that Flies!


SwissRapide AG is worldwide pioneer and competence centre for the planning, construction and operation of ultra-fast, high-performance and highly reliable Maglev (magnetic levitation) rail systems and projects around the globe. Our solutions meet the global need for environmentally sustainable, intelligent transportation systems that solve today's growing traffic congestion problems and address mobility needs for generations to come.


SwissRapide Maglev rail systems are based on the proven Transrapid Maglev technology, the most advanced innovation in railway technology in the last 50 years. The system hovers in the air instead of rolling, thanks to magnetic levitation, thus the vehicles have no physical contact with the guideway. This enables the system to be highly energy efficient, allows operating speeds of easily up to 500 km/h and significantly reduces the total cost of system ownership.


The SwissRapide Maglev rail system has the following advantages over conventional high-speed railway systems:


Ultra-speed: 2 - 3 times faster point-to-point connections


Energy efficient: 25% less energy consumption per seat & km at 300 km/h


Environmentally friendly: 50 % less noise emissions at 300 km/h


Cost efficient: 5 times lower maintenance and operating costs


Smart urban planning: Elevated guideway requires 6 times less land


Punctual: Fully automated, highly reliable system


Contact us at SwissRapide AG for more information about Maglev rail solutions and about how our company can support you in the evaluation and implementation of this amazing, cleantech
mobility solution.







“The best way to predict the future, is to create it.” Abraham Lincoln



Dubai, 09.03.2016

Middle East Rail Conference

CEO Niklaus H. König was invited to present the SwissRapide Express projects in Switzerland to over 500 international delegates at the Middle East Rail Conference in Dubai. The innovative SwissRapide PI2 financing model as well as potential SwissRapide-based Maglev projects in the Middle East were also presented by Mr. König. Within the scope of the conference, talks were also held with Hyperloop Technologies Inc. CEO Rob Lloyd and Hyperloop Vice President Knut Sauer, as well as with representatives from the Oman Rail Company, AECOM, ABB and CANARAIL.


Basel, 16.06.2015

SwissInnovation Challenge

In competition with over 100 innovative companies, SwissRapide AG has been selected as finalist in the SwissInnovation Challenge being promoted by the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW. In the jury evaluation, SwissRapide achieved top marks concerning the aims and benefits as well as in the presentation of the company's endeavours in the area of Maglev railway systems. The SwissInnovation Challenge is being sponsored by the Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank and by the Wirtschaftskammer Baselland, and is supported by numerous companies and organisations in Switzerland.


London, 11.04.2014

The Future of European Rail Conference

At the leading senior strategic event in the rail industry, which brought together some of the most forward-thinking innovators from both passenger operators and infrastructure managers, the President and CEO, Niklaus H. Koenig presented the SwissRapide Express Project, including key strategic aspects, to over 100 senior railway representatives. Further international key speakers included Alain Barbey, CEO of TGV Lyria;Ilona Dávid, President-Director General of MÁV Co; Jean-Marc Janaillac, President and CEO of Transdev, Tim Smart, Head of Engineering & Operations HS2 and Dr Thomas Kaufmann, Principle Administrator, Unit European Single Rail Area, DG MOVE.


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