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# How does a train move on magnets?

Updated: 11/11/2022

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In the case of the maglev (magnetic levitation), the train has large electromagnets in its drive section, and the track has large electromagnets along the trackway. The electromagnets in the train are energized, and the ones in the trackway below the train are energized, and this both lifts and propels (and stops) the train. The magnets in the trackway are energized along the path of the train so no energy is being used in the trackway electromagnets except the ones right below and directly in front of the train. Use the provided link to the Wikipedia article and check things out.

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