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Old February 6th, 2006, 06:12 AM   #21
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Unlike this metro, Vancouverites will get a month or two to test it before the masses come. Good timing for Turin, looks very nice.

only if construction is on schedule.
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Old February 6th, 2006, 09:32 PM   #22
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so whats the sense in making a metro rubber tired?
I always thought its soooooooo econic to make steel wheels?
(thats why they do it for100 years now...)
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Old February 6th, 2006, 10:13 PM   #23
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Rubber tired vehicles can achieve a much higher rate of acceleration and breaking than steel tired ones. Furthermore, they are quieter and they produce less vibration.
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Old February 6th, 2006, 11:49 PM   #24
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But they are more "bumpy"!
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Old February 6th, 2006, 11:49 PM   #25
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The limit of acceleration now is the "strenght" of passenegr and not the vehicle itself.
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Old February 7th, 2006, 01:49 AM   #26
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so whats the sense in making a metro rubber tired?
I always thought its soooooooo econic to make steel wheels?
(thats why they do it for100 years now...)
At present, transit systems that are fully automated with no staff onboard the trains fall into two categories:

1. Systems propelled by linear induction motors.
2. Rubber-tired systems.

At present, all steel-wheeled systems that are propelled by conventional rotary electric motors have staff onboard the trains. Even systems that are "driverless" such as London's Docklands Light Railway, Singapore's Northeast Line, and the Copenhagen Metro still have staff onboard to passively monitor the operation of the trains. This may change in the future as technology continues to improve. In the meantime, the consequences of an accident due to wheel slip are too severe for transit agencies to take risks. The following slides describe an accident that occurred on the Washington Metro when that transit agency gave train staff orders not to override the automation system:







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Old February 9th, 2006, 05:34 PM   #27
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Wow!
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Old February 10th, 2006, 02:08 AM   #28
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what an amaxing Metro. I ever have heared before about turin, but it has a Metro with an incredible TEC
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Old February 10th, 2006, 02:46 AM   #29
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Very nice

Good for Italy.
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Old February 11th, 2006, 01:26 AM   #30
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very nice
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Old February 13th, 2006, 11:47 PM   #31
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Old February 14th, 2006, 03:09 AM   #32
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And again and again...

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Allora mi costringi a mettere anche le mie foto!

Sabato mattina scorso, 11 febbraio 2006, ho parcheggiato vicino piazza Rivoli, sono sceso in stazione, ho preso il biglietto e ho fatto il primo viaggio nella metro torinese con tragitto Rivoli, Fermi, XVIII Dicembre, Rivoli.

E' tutto molto bello, anzi direi... notevole!

In certi punti sembra di essere su un ottovolante, grazie al curvone con discesa/salita incorporato che si pu˛ provare tra XVIII Dicembre e Principi d'Acaja, ma anche tra Fermi e Paradiso.


Dalla banchina della stazione Rivoli


Dalla banchina della stazione Rivoli


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Discesa in profonditÓ partendo da Fermi verso Torino


Discesa in profonditÓ partendo da Fermi verso Torino


Si scende ancora per sottopassare ferrovia in piazza Statuto


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Old February 14th, 2006, 03:38 AM   #33
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Old December 20th, 2009, 01:06 PM   #34
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TURIN | Public Transport

I've been searching around if there was a thread for this transit system, but I found none. Of course the mods can join this thread to an already existing one if necessary.

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Introduction. Turin, or Torino in Italian, is the fourth Italian town by population, with 911534 inhabitants within its city boundaries (ISTAT data 2009) and some 1,4 million counting its satellite-cities.

History. Curiously, the town hasn't had a metro system until the XXI century despite the first attempts were made in the 1930s by excavating a short tunnel under Via Roma, one of its most iconic alleys. Attempts were made during a 20-years time, but with no success. Finally, in 1995, a draft project was made and, in 1999, fundings were raised for a 14.6 km-long track (13.2 with 21 stations open to public service) to be built in two tranches, starting from Collegno to the iconic Lingotto, a former FIAT factory.

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Work in progress. Works started in 2000, aiming to complete the first part by the Olympic Winter Games the city has held back in 2006. Unfortunately, for a series of events, on February 4th 2006 just the Fermi - Porta Susa track was inaugurated, while the following three stations to Porta Nuova were opened to service a year later. The line, now, consists of 9.6 kms and 14 stations; it is interesting to note that "Porta Susa" station, despite being completed, is not open to service yet since the railway station it serves is being rebuilt in a new, underground form. Regular passenger service is ensured by close-by "XVIII Dicembre" station.
At present day, excavation for the remaining six stations is under way, having been started in 2006, to be opened up by 2011. The TBM "Caterina", as it was christenised, has reached "Lingotto" station, the last of the series, on September 23rd, 2009.

Future expansion. Apart from the M2 project, which I'll treat in another thread, the City Council is planning to expand the M1 in both directions, to intercept a greater flow of commuters who, otherwise, will complete their daily transfers greatly by car, increasing pollution. The southern tranche, consisting of just two stations, "Italia '61" and "Bengasi", has been financed in 2008 after some turmoil due to financial problems. It is understood it'll be open not before 2013. Less certain is, instead, the Rivoli expansion, which should take the M1 to Cascine Vica, some 4 km from the existing terminus. This expansion should enable the metro to reach Turin's ring road, intercepting greater amounts of traffic.

Technical data. Turin's M1 is the first unmanned automatic metro system in Italy, built with Lille's metro in mind. it uses 52 Siemens-made VAL 208 trains, which cover the whole distance in less than 14 minutes, with an average frequence of four minutes. Opening hours are 05.30 - 23.30 on workdays, 05.30 - 01.10 on Saturdays and 08.00 - 22.00 on Sundays and bank holiday.

Further informations. Gruppo Trasporti Torinese, GTT: http://www.comune.torino.it/gtt/ Metro 1's website: http://www.metrotorino.it/index_flash.php
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Pictures: Trains.

Some photos of the VAL 208 used on the track. Thanks to their rubber wheels, the noise produced is basically a remote whisper, while acceleration and braking are average.

All photos, if not specified otherwise, are taken from Metro 1's website.


VAL 208.

Remote control devices are placed at regular distances along the track.

The command center.

An aerial view of Deposit and Command center.

Two VAL 208s. One of their major faults is the fact they don't allow access from a car to another.

A detail of the rubber wheel system. Courtesy Marmox http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...20&postcount=3



The main tunnel. Courtesy Marmox http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...20&postcount=3
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Pictures: Stations.

I am not going to post photos of every station along the track, since they all look pretty much the same; what I am about to do is a sort of collection of photos just to give you the idea of how the system looks like.

As before, photos belong to M1's website, if not specified otherwise.




"XVIII Dicembre"'s lobby.

Automatic ticket machines.

Turntiles.

Escalators and stairs linking the mezzanine to the lobby. Passengers can choose, from there, which direction to go and then walk down the stairs. Lifts are available at the lobby for disabled/reduced mobility people.

A view of Porta Nuova's track level, from the mezzanine. Please note tracks are unreachable by passengers, in order to prevent accidents.


Steppin' in: car doors' match those which separate the platform from the tracks.

These painted glasses decorate each station, with drawings in accordance with the station's name. All have been made by Ugo Nespolo.

Public service informations & CCTV.

The network graphic.

LCD TV are placed at every platforms, as well as these steel benches. Stations' furnishing is made of steel, polished stones and glass, and vandalism has been surprisingly low, as well as crime acts such as pickpocketing, thanks to the high safety feeling you get when down there (moreover, the areas linked are some of the least turbulent. things may change with the new expansion).

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Thanks for the interesting facts!

Some more of the reverse glass paintings, different in every station:

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thanks! have you been here? did you like it?
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Yes, on the day of opening. Very nice system.
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M1's expansion: "Marconi" station.



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The first station of the new expansion is Marconi station, which is 55% ready according to the Metro website. Unlike most of other stations, this one will have just two levels, since it's located at a lower depth. And, unlike other stations, this hasn't been built by using the TBM, since it's close to a steep corner which the TBM couldn't dig. So, engineers have been using two different techniques: cut&cover, and blind hole. further informations for Italian speakers here: http://www.metrotorino.it/tecniche.php
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