Author: coffeeholic

China's first suspension railyway makes its inaugural test run in Chengdu [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 8Rank: 8

2016 Most Popular Member 2015 Most Popular Member 2014 Most Popular Member

Post time 2016-10-4 04:15:43 |Display all floors
Diffrent

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2016-10-4 09:04:37 |Display all floors
Just like the train we see on Japan anime ?

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2016-10-4 14:40:29 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2016-10-3 20:47
Another useless "China is No. Three" record. "Suspension trains" are of very limited use. They also  ...

The only system that has been in use for some time is the Wuppertal Schwebebahn in Germany.

So why call it useless

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2016-10-4 16:15:11 |Display all floors
Two tier roads in Chengdu are making more of an impact but only for a short time until the roads fill up again. They should just limit registration of cars in Chengdu to city residents who own parking places. Couple that with free park and ride on the outskirts of the city around the subway stations and it would be a lot easier to get around.
(mostly harmless)

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2016-10-5 09:28:43 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2016-10-3 20:47
Another useless "China is No. Three" record. "Suspension trains" are of very limited use. They also  ...

In case some of your followers are unaware... the Wuppertal Schwebebahn Railway is the oldest suspension system and has been in operation since 1901... now completely modernized with the stations upgraded, it carries approximately 82,000 riders daily to 20 stops over a system length of 13.3 km.  The recent cost of modernizing and reconstruction came in at a whopping 480 million Euros.
You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. — Bob Dylan

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2016-10-5 09:54:04 |Display all floors
Zhai Wanming, chief designer of the project, estimates that the cost of a suspension railway can be up to 20% cheaper than the cost of an underground rail per kilometre.  That's a plus.  Also, I believe, construction would be less disruptive to the existing infrastructure than an underground... and faster.

The inaugural test was completed on 300 metres of straight test track.  Obviously, more testing needs to be done...

This is far more feasible than that "road straddling bus" wet-dream and scam.
You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. — Bob Dylan

Use magic tools Report

2018 Most Popular Member 2018 Most Popular Member 2016 Most Popular Member Medal Gold Medal

Post time 2016-10-5 10:05:33 |Display all floors
Reminder: Author is prohibited or removed, and content is automatically blocked

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.