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Old July 27th, 2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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MISC | Elevated Rail (Picture thread)

any pics of elevated rail in your city
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Old July 27th, 2007, 08:07 PM   #2
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The Docklands Light Railway, or the DLR, in London, is a metro system that is mostly on elevated rail.

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Old July 28th, 2007, 03:08 AM   #3
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About 60% of Hamburg's U-Bahn (metro) are not underground.

Farmer's market under the elevated train tracks in Hamburg. This market takes place once or twice a week between the stations "Eppendorfer Baum" and "Hoheluftbrücke"


click here for some pictures of viaducts of the metro in Hamburg.

metrostation "Mundsburg"


metrostation "Baumwall"


metrostation "Landungsbrücken"




metrostation "Rödingsmarkt"


metrostation "Kellinghusenstraße"






Bridge of the metro across the Alster river near station "Klein Borstel"


metrostation "Wandsbek-Gartenstadt"
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Old July 28th, 2007, 03:16 AM   #4
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any pics of elevated rail in your city
Not my City but i visited there in 2005 especially to see the Elevated Railway, often called a Monorail, though technically its called something else?
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Old July 30th, 2007, 03:07 PM   #5
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Another trestle bridge, which carries the main goods line out of Melbourne. Pic by entity119
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Old July 31st, 2007, 06:10 PM   #6
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In Paris:

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Old July 31st, 2007, 11:15 PM   #7
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Paris, Berlin and Hamburg have some of the most beautiful elevated railway lines in the world. Hopefully we'll see some more photos here of them.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 05:40 AM   #8
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Old August 1st, 2007, 02:38 PM   #9
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A few from Copenhagen Metro:
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Old August 1st, 2007, 11:31 PM   #10
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 03:49 AM   #11
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Some pics of Porto Alegre's metro:









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Old August 3rd, 2007, 03:10 PM   #12
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Here are a few from Berlin:















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Vancouver SkyTrain

Vancouver's 49km-long/33 station SkyTrain runs in a variety of alignments. The system runs underground downtown for several stations, and at-grade in trenches in two sections, but most of the route is elevated. The routing for SkyTrain is predominately along active or former railway rights-of-way, alongside parks and recreational paths, and adjacent or over highways and major roads. It is automated, frequent (from as little as 45 seconds of headway during rush hour down to about every 4-8 minutes at the worst of times, depending on the line), has pretty good capacity, and it is slightly profitable for Translink, the regional public transit and roads authority.

I believe the original 21-year old Expo Line moves about 220,000 people per day and the newer 5-year old Millennium Line is just shy of 70,000 and climbing quickly. The third line, the Canada Line, is under construction with 2/3rds of the 19km route being underground as a metro/subway with termini downtown, at Vancouver Int'l Airport and in the City of Richmond. The Canada Line will have several kilometers of elevated track along one side of a boulevard in the City of Richmond, just south of Vancouver. The designers and engineers are addressing this with reduced column height and they plan to plant concealing trees on either side of the guideway and around the column footings.

Overall, SkyTrain is a phenomenal success story spurring billions of dollars of residential, retail, and commercial development along its corridors and offers a highly competitive alternative to driving. In 2006 it carried approximately 40,000,000 passengers on 69,400,000 trips out of a system-wide annual total of 165,000,000 passengers and 282,700,000 trips for all modes of public transit.


Two generations of SkyTrain cars with a portion of downtown Vancouver in distance. This section of the Millennium Line runs through a railway right-of-way.


Commercial Drive SkyTrain station on the the Millennium Line in the railway right-of-way. The railway tracks are owned by BNSF railway and the passenger train is the Rocky Mountaineer excursion that runs from Vancouver to Banff, Alberta in the Rocky Mountains. The elevated tracks at the top of the photo with a Mk2 SkyTrain passing by is the Expo Line that runs from Downtown Vancouver out through the cities of Burnaby and New Westminster, and then terminates in Surrey. The Expo and Millennium Lines overlap along the Vancouver to New Westminster stretch and then separate only to have the Millennium line loop back and cross underneath the initial route at Commercial Drive station (as pictured). An aerial walkway connects Commercial Drive with Broadway Station (out of frame at right), which is also a major hub for four bus routes, including the 60,000 passenger-per-day #99 B-Line Bus Rapid Transit line along the Broadway corridor out to the University of British Columbia.


A four-car train of the older Mk I cars crossing a busy street and proceeding through an office building en-route to the station. The building was built after SkyTrain.


A four-car train of the older Mk I cars. Some lengths of the route have landscaped bicycle paths below them at grade.


A two-car train of the newer Mk II cars.

*1st, 3rd and 4th photos are from Wikipedia. 2nd and 5th photos are by me.

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Old August 8th, 2007, 07:12 AM   #16
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here. this is elevated rail from Bangkok. BTS (Bangkok mass transit).

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Old August 8th, 2007, 02:15 PM   #17
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I think such a discussion fits more in Subway and Urban Transport section; at least that ohmohm, the thread starter, meant el railways in the cities as viaducts for national railways or suburban ones (or both together)
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Old October 20th, 2008, 11:16 AM   #18
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MISC | Elevated RR tracks

Berlin Stadtbahn and Metro North Harlem 125th Street viaduct in Manhattan are places where heavy-rail trains run on elevated tracks throught the city. Are there any other examples?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Stadtbahn
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:B...stadtbahn1.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem-...t_(Metro-North)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:126ststa.JPG
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Old October 20th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #19
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Old May 18th, 2010, 01:40 AM   #20
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MISC | Elevated Rail Four-Track Viaduct / Aerial Structure

Hello all, this is my very first post and I want to say how great of a forum this is! My question is:

Does a four main-track aerial structure exist anywhere in the world?

I am curious if there are any rail systems with four elevated tracks on the same level.

Thank you!

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