Eurotren Monoviga Propulsion
The EM 403 trains, with 3 "cars," use 6-90kW electric motors. Maximum acceleration and deceleration is 1 m/s2. Maximum rated speed is 200km/h (125mph). For speeds above 200 km/h, the EM 500 was developed. In this design, steel wheels are substituted for the rubber tires, and linear induction motors (LIMs) are substituted for conventional motors. The original LIM designed for these trains were from the project Eureka Project EU277. This project, which was a joint venture between EMSA and Linermot Ltd. of England, was to replace the conventional electric motors in EMSA's new series of trains.