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Transrapid to be decommissioned on Wednesday

Lathen. On Wednesday, 13 September at 10:00 pm, the Transrapid (TR) will be decommissioned and transported to Nortrup. Loading of the third section

Lathen. On Wednesday, 13 September at 10:00 pm, the Transrapid (TR) will be decommissioned and transported to Nortrup. Loading of the third section will begin at 1:00 pm. The TR 09 will reach its future home in Nortrup during the night. We will report from the overpass on Wednesday evening and at night in a live blog on noz.de.Between two and three in the morning on Thursday, 14 September, the maglev train will reach its final home in Nortrup at Kemper meat product manufacturer, where it will serve as a museum and conference area. The company has released an informative press release.The police-escorted convoy will set off at 10:00 pm in Lathen from Hermann-Kemper-Straße and make its way from there through Niederlangener Straße, Hafenstraße, Emsstraße, Latherfähr, Hauptstraße, Sustrumer and Neusustrumer Straße, before reaching the Lathen junction on motorway 31 The three low-loaders will then exit at the Lingen junction. Following national highways 213 and 70 and 214, the route continues via Löningen and Menslage to Nortrup, as Dennis Dickebohm, police spokesman, informed us on request. 

 

Detours are unavoidable

A glance at the map reveals the route's obvious detour. "There is no other route we can take", says Marcus Laga, marketing director of Ulferts heavy haulage company. On a shorter route, the 150-metre-long convoy would meet various insurmountable obstacles, both temporary and permanent. Each of the three low-loaders will be followed by a police car escort. On the night of the transportation, the convoy itself will become an insurmountable obstacle. "As we are drive there, the road will be tight," says Laga. This concerns the stretches of the journey off the motorway, where the vehicles will use the middle of the lane. Each section weighs between 28 and 30 tons, is about 36 meters long, 4.25 meters wide and 4.50 meters high. Given these dimensions, Dickebohm continues: "traffic is to be expected".

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