How Do Maglev Trains Work?

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A maglev train floats about 10mm above the guideway on a magnetic field. It is propelled by the guideway itself rather than an onboard engine by changing magnetic fields. Once the train is pulled into the next section, the magnetism switches so that the train is pulled on again. The Electro-magnets run the length of the guideway.
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A Maglev train is a magnetically levitated train. These trains work by floating above a guideway on a magnetic field. They are propelled by changing magnetic fields. You can find more information here: http://www.o-keating.com/hsr/maglev.htm
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