China's first sky train off assembly line

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  1. amoy

    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    China's first sky train off assembly line
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    China's first sky trains comes off the assembly line in the city of Nanjing, in east China's Jiangsu province on September 10th. [Photo: CRRC]

    China's first sky trains came off the assembly line in the city of Nanjing on Saturday, with China becoming the third country to master sky train technology, after Germany and Japan.

    The Nanjing Puzhen Company Limited, affiliated to China's largest state-owned rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Corporation Limited (China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation), took only four months to design and complete the elevated railway trains, said CRRC.

    The two compartments can hold more than 200 passengers, and when compared with subways and trams, sky trains have lower costs, better climbing and turning ability, and higher wind resistance.

    Professor Yue Zhaohong at the Beijing Jiaotong University said the construction period of sky trains is also much shorter than that of subways, lasting only three to five months for dozens of kilometers of rails.

    The overhauled railway is driven by batteries which can run for four hours at a time, and the batteries can be changed when stopped at a station, with the whole process lasting only two minutes.

    Experts said sky trains are a good choice in third and fourth tiered cities and at scenic spots.

    The sky trains are to debut in China next year at a variety of scenic places.

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    http://www.china.org.cn/business/2016-09/12/content_39280707.htm
     
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  3. amoy

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    China's first suspension railway rolls into operation in Chengdu
    BY ALEX LINDER IN NEWS ON NOV 22, 2016 7:40 PM
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    Look, up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a... panda? No, it's China's first suspension railway again!

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    After months of testing, Chengdu's "sky train" has entered into trial operations. Truly, we live in the golden age of public transportation in China.

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    Each carriage can carry 120 passengers as it hangs upside-down and zips long the monorail track at speeds of up to 60 km/h. On Monday, lucky reporters and officials got to experience the quiet, not bumpy ride for themselves.

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    Back in September, China became just the third country in the world to "master" this kind of technology, after Germany and Japan, when its first "sky train" rolled off the assembly line in Nanjing -- after they spent just 4 months designing and completing it. However, this train does have something that makes it different from the rest of the world's suspension railways -- it looks like a panda! In the future, all Chinese trains will be nicknamed "panda."

    Also, it runs on lithium batteries. Making it the world's first battery-powered suspension railway. Yahoo!

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    Developers say that the "sky train" will be able to accommodate around 15,000 commuters each hour. Chengdu is planning two lines, one which will whisk travelers to various tourist sites around the city.

    Considering that developers also say that these type of railways are cheaper, more environmentally-friendly and less time-consuming to build than traditional metros. Those lines should be done in no time.


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    In the meantime, see if you can catch a ride on the 1.25 kilometer trial track outside of the city.

    We'll be here waiting for the "straddling bus" to make its real trial run.

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    Chinese netizens are pretty excited to ride the new "sky train," though they do have one small request.

    "Can I make a suggestion? The floor of the carriages should be made out of glass!"
     
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    Very nice but one question, Why hang the vehicle in that parallel steel bar and do not run in them?
     
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    Very Small capacity .........just Like a Bus ....

    it is Good for countries with less Population density ..................but countries Like India , Metro trains are better option ...........than Sky-rails or Monorails .
     
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    Pod Taxis of Gudganv .

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    it looks good & cheaper too but i think Metro Trains are the Better option for countries Like India .
     
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    Main reasons given include lower COST and less SPACE
    Following is what German "suspension trains" look like

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    One of differences btween Chinese sky trains and German
    Also Chinese design seems to take less ground space than German.

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    Chinse Trains are one way or 2 way ?
     
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    wasnt some indian railway engineer trying same thing...the trial run crashed and the idea was scrapped . but if this things can run under flyover then it will be another story.
     
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    Trial operation in Chengdu is one-way. But eventually it has to be two-way like the above parallel tracks.

    I think its capacity can be increased (now each carriage can carry 120 passengers). Following is Japanese -

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    It doesn't occupy much space.
     
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    we can use this sky train on delhi yamuna..:biggrin2::biggrin2::biggrin2:
     
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    Just like the maglev in Shanghai, this is mainly for shorter route over special areas of interest. Mass transit will stay with the below-ground metro.
     
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    if we use it for shorten route then what happened to electronic rickshaw they get job less
     
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    It's called becak in Indonesia, lots of them. But there's no electronic rickshaw operating in main Chinese cities AFAIK. Those who prefer taxi wouldn't bother to take "suspension trains" who run on fixed routes like metro or public buses.
     
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    Prototype was built in 90 days but the project was not able to see the light after an accident that killed a guy.

    scrapping on sky bus thanks to congress
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    yeah it was konkan railway project started by technologist B Rajaram .
     
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    Nice info on the Konjan project! Too bad it was cancelled.
     

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