Maglev (derived frae magnetic levitation) is a method o propulsion that uises magnetic levitation tae propel vehicles wi magnets rather nor wi wheels, axles an bearins. Wi maglev, a vehicle is levitatit a short distance away frae a guide way uisin magnets tae create baith lift an thrust. Heich-speed maglev trains promise dramatic improvements for human travel if widespread adoption occurs.[1]

SCMaglev at a test track in Yamanashi Prefectur, Japan, in November 2005


  1. "Magnetbahnforum | Barriers and Paradigms". Archived frae the original on 17 Mey 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2012.