High-speed transportation

uST high-speed transportation and infrastructure solutions

Speed

Comfortable transport communication at speeds of up to 500 km/h

Efficiency

Five times more energy efficient than air transportation

Safety

There is no risk of collision with foreign objects

Performance

The uST complex can service up to 100 million passengers per year

Application areas of uST high-speed complexes

Inter-city communication

  • – Raising the level of transport affordability on intercity routes
  • – Increased mobility of population within the country
  • – Harmonious spatial and economic development of the regions

International transportation

  • – An affordable and efficient alternative to aviation
  • – Significant reduction in travel processing time
  • – Creation of logistic hubs to connect international, intercity and urban uST lines

Comparison with other modes of high-speed transport

uST

Air transport

Maglev

Speed, km/h

500

960

430

Energy consumption for traveling, kWh/passenger/ 1000 km

55,7

250

99

Speed, km/h

uST

500

Air transport

960

Maglev

430

Energy consumption for traveling, kWh/passenger/ 1000 km

uST

55,7

Air transport

250

Maglev

99

Advantages of uST high-speed complex

Eco-friendliness

The uST transport is distinguished by its minimal environmental impact and is suitable even for regions with strict environmental requirements. Due to the arrangement of routes on the second level, land acquisition is minimized. uST solutions do not disturb the terrain, preserve fertile soils, biogeocenosis and biodiversity of adjacent areas. String-rail overpasses do not interfere with the natural movement of ground and surface water and do not cross the migration paths of animals.

Affordability

The cost of building a high-speed uST complex is determined by the terrain, the height of supports, the number and specificity of infrastructure facilities, and the total length of the route. Meanwhile, the average capital costs for the implementation of the uST high-speed complex are lower than for alternative types of elevated transport. The cost of transportation is also lower than that of an airplane, high-speed railroad, magnetic cushion train due to high energy efficiency. The aerodynamic drag coefficient Cx, for example, of a six-seat rail electric vehicle uFlash is 0.06. In terms of conventional liquid fuel: one such uPod will save about 20 thousand tons of fuel over 25 years of operation.

Reliability

The elevated nature of the track structure excludes accidents and collisions with conventional modes of transport. uPods are automated and equipped with an anti-derailment system, that removes the risk of falling, derailment and overturning of the rolling stock. Real-time data exchange between the uPods and with the control room allows to manage the situation and promptly react in case of emergencies. Besides, the uncut and pre-stressed string rail overpass is resistant to harsh weather conditions. The complexes are efficient in various climates: from arctic to tropical.

Rapidity

The elevated nature of the track structure excludes accidents and collisions with conventional modes of transport. uPods are automated and equipped with an anti-derailment system, that removes the risk of falling, derailment and overturning of the rolling stock. Real-time data exchange between the uPods and with the control room allows to manage the situation and promptly react in case of emergencies. Besides, the uncut and pre-stressed string rail overpass is resistant to harsh weather conditions. The complexes are efficient in various climates: from arctic to tropical.

Mobility

uST complexes should become a new tool for increasing mobility providing a different perspective on the development of the transport industry. High-speed uST solutions can connect cities, regions and countries. The use of uFlash is also relevant for the arrangement of transport communication between remote areas, as well as in areas with underdeveloped transport infrastructure. The routes can also run in tunnels with zero buoyancy located in the water column.

The path to implementation of high-speed uST solution

Pre-project documentation for the uST high-speed transport and infrastructure complex has been drafted

Blowdown of the uFlash model in the wind tunnel of the Krylov Central Research Institute in St. Petersburg

A test section of a high-speed line about a kilometer long has been built

An open-air station for passenger embarkation and disembarkation and transportation services has been erected

The first demonstration sample of a high-speed uPod with a design speed of up to 500 km/h has been manufactured

A self-propelled chassis was manufactured to debug the uFlash modes of operation in order to achieve the best possible running characteristics

The high-speed uPod was firstly showcased at InnoTrans, the greatest International transport trade fair in Berlin (2018)

The first tests of uFlash at speeds of up to 80 km/h have taken place, considering the limitations posed by the small length of the track

The solution for a dual-hull mounted high-speed uPod consisting of two unified modules has been patented

Construction of a 21 km track for testing a high-speed uPod at 500 km/h speed

Testing of the uFlash at speeds up to 500 km/h and optimization of its technical solutions based on the test results

Start of work on the first commercial projects

Collaboration

Here you can submit an inquiry for cooperation with our company in implementing the uST high-speed complex