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Last updated June 30, 2019

SPACETRAIN

An interurban shuttle on air cushions, circulating on a monorail 500km/h powered by hydrogen.

SPACETRAIN

An interurban shuttle on air cushions, circulating on a monorail 500km/h powered by hydrogen.

€664
pledged of €400,000pledged of €400,000 goal
16
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, June 30 2019 9:59 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 30, 2019

About

Spacetrain is an autonomous and high speed shuttle, circulating on a monorail, lifted by air cushions, propelled by linear motors and powered by hydrogen. It is able to carry up until 250 passengers with an average speed of 500 km/h, and travel 150 km in less than 20 minutes.


Thanks to its low  development cost, it could offer high speed travel to the most isolated areas, and is the best mobility solution between metropolises and medium-sized cities.

Emeuric Gleizes, CEO of the Spacetrain project
Emeuric Gleizes, CEO of the Spacetrain project

Today the Spacetrain project needs funds to finalize its "POC" (proof of concept),consisting in the construction of a monorail in our laboratory where a scale 1:2 demonstrator will be tested in the next months  (Total value 3,5 million euros). This first prototype will be introduce to the public at the Paris Air Show in June 2019, then shown to the main partners in order to to continue this exciting adventure.

More information about Spacetrain : 

The Spacetrain technology is the best compromise between three strategic priorities in transport innovation :

- Speed

- Development and building cost

- Environmental impact  

Mainly based on the integration of proven solutions (linear motors, hydrogen fuel cells etc ...), Spacetrain technology perfects the levitation system of the mythical Aerotrain (70s):  the air cushions. 

Its unique onboard energy management system allows it to evolve on a "passive" infrastructure and therefore is more economical to develop and maintain than any other land guided high speed transportation.

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Many partners already support this project :

More information ? You can consult :

- Our website : https://spacetrain.fr/

- Our blog : https://space-train.fr/blog/

- Press reviews :

2017-2018 : 

https://space-train.fr/revue-de-presse-2018-semestre-2/

https://space-train.fr/revue-de-presse-2018-semestre-1/

2019 :

https://space-train.fr/revue-de-presse-2019-semestre-1/

Risks and challenges

The technology is mature, the project juste have to be tested in order to improve the energy consumption, reduce the noise level and increase the travelers comfort.

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    A model of a Spacetrain shuttle

    A scale model of the Spacetrain shuttle and its futurist design.

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    Invitation for the first prototype tests

    Once the prototype and its reverse "T" track monorail built, we will invite you for an unique event, in our laboratory in France, to introduce you the technology and its operation.
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    A complete awards pack

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