The switch


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In a transport system for city transport, switching of the rail makes no sense. It would take too long and put a limit to the obtainable capacity of the system.

In RUF, the switching uses the Dual Mode principle. When a train get to a junction, the train is partly split in several sections depending on the direction. The speed is lowered to 30 km/h and the vehicles leave the rail and drive a short distance on road surface. The vehicles are guided by magnetic fields of selected frequencies made from wires embedded in the road surface.

When a vehicle enters the road area, it will follow one of the magnetic fields and be guided to enter another rail or to leave the system.

Unlike traditional systems, a RUF switch can handle many directions in the same switch.

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