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Old January 10th, 2012, 05:04 PM   #201
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Not all links work. The 5th, 6th and 7th dont.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #202
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Sorry about that. If the photos don't show, please click on the sourced URL below each photo so you can open the original page, where the photos should load along with accompanying Chinese text.

(Or, open the sourced URL and then refresh this thread, and the photos will probably load).
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:44 PM   #203
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So the Jiangbei Airport station is not directly connected to the terminal?
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Old January 10th, 2012, 11:45 PM   #204
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Elevated part of monorail Line 3:


source: http://www.sodao.com/city/5001/blogd...2c93db17ff1fc6

Exterior of Cuiyun station


source: http://www.d2d.cn/html/news/327/32796_2.html
Why so high; what's the rationale, please? It's these very heights that's got Montreal into so much trouble with its own of stilted concrete.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 12:11 AM   #205
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High elevated structure makes the streets not so dark. But what bothers me more is this marked part of th epicture. How weird is that!



It looks destroyed and by someone modificated...
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Old January 11th, 2012, 02:23 AM   #206
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Having just checked the city's year-round weather, I guess their mild winters must be little cause for concern
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Old January 11th, 2012, 02:56 AM   #207
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Jiazhoulu [3/23] station (underground section of monorail Line 3)


source: http://dcbbs.zol.com.cn/66/1061_653607.html


source: http://dcbbs.zol.com.cn/66/1061_653607.html


source: http://dcbbs.zol.com.cn/66/1061_653607.html


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Old January 11th, 2012, 07:57 AM   #208
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looks wonderful.

I personally would love to see more Line 1 subway and Line 3 Jiangbei Airport pics.

Im particularly curious how Line 3 interfaces at CKG, and most especially how it will interface with the brand new Terminal 3 that is under construction. ... Will it spur subway under Terminal 2 and the runways and go over to T3?

Also, could someone start an Airport construction thread for CKG Jiangbei International Airport Terminal 3? I believe the runways at least are under construction, but there must be some info about the master plan that could be discussed. ...

but I digress - --

I love Chongqing - China's Tiger
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Old January 11th, 2012, 04:42 PM   #209
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Where are the wheels on a monorail? On wheel on top or two on the side? Does it use wheels or gears that lock into the guide rail?
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Old January 11th, 2012, 06:37 PM   #210
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Im particularly curious how Line 3 interfaces at CKG, and most especially how it will interface with the brand new Terminal 3 that is under construction. ... Will it spur subway under Terminal 2 and the runways and go over to T3?
The Chinese wiki page shows 7 planned monorail stops after the airport station, none of which appears to serve T3.

http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%87%...8F%B7%E7%BA%BF

EDIT: Actually, the map posted on the previous page does show a "New Terminal" station (Line 3/Line 10), and the seven-station extension is on a different spur of monorail Line 3.

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Old January 11th, 2012, 10:17 PM   #211
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Where are the wheels on a monorail? On wheel on top or two on the side? Does it use wheels or gears that lock into the guide rail?
I suspect one set's for propulsion while another's for guidance although:


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Old January 11th, 2012, 11:52 PM   #212
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Why so high; what's the rationale, please? It's these very heights that's got Montreal into so much trouble with its own of stilted concrete.
I believe the main reason is because Chongqing's extreme terrain, the city is built on many small hills and the elevation difference between different parts of downtown vary greatly. They even have public elevators to help people to get to the higher part of the city, and that there are no bicycles in Chongqing for the same reason. Some sections of the monorail are elevated high because they want to maintain a fairly level track height so the train doesn't have to climb hills too often.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 03:27 AM   #213
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Where are the wheels on a monorail? On wheel on top or two on the side? Does it use wheels or gears that lock into the guide rail?
Straddle-beam monorails typically have bogies with weight-bearing wheels that ride on the top surface of the beam and guide/stabilizing wheels that bear against either side of the beam. The following image shows a cutaway view of an Alweg train built for the Seattle World's Fair. Hitachi's first monorails utilized the Alweg design. The Chongqing trains are based on a later Hitachi design that still features a similar bogie configuration.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 06:59 PM   #214
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Its hilly terrain crossed my mind before putting the question out here, hence why I selected the shots of flat segments, hmmwv
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Old January 12th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #215
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Its hilly terrain crossed my mind before putting the question out here, hence why I selected the shots of flat segments, hmmwv
Chongqing rarely has any flat area, the area new Jiangbei Airport is relatively flat. Note the second picture you quoted is at Cuiyun Station, if you look at Google Earth you'll see it's a small valley like area, the satellite photo was taken when the line is still under construction. You can see the shadow of the pillars slowly increase indicating the height of the track is increasing, leading to Cuiyun Station platform. I have rode Line 1 and 2 and it's a combination of ground level, near ground level, tunnels, and then some very high stations, almost like a Disney ride except the elevation of the monorail is almost static, but the terrain changes around you.
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It's more Chongqing's rationale I'm after, this really isn't about whose wits be better ... besides, per the image you're re-ferring me to, I count 1½ dozen broadly-spaced pillars of which each one appears the same height as any of the others, altogether on flat terrain
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Old January 13th, 2012, 10:07 AM   #217
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I see there are some basic questions in this discussion about monorail technology. I recommend the Technology Pages of The Monorail Society website. The website is at:

http://www.monorails.org
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So one big wheel on top for driving the car and some small wheels on the side for stability? That makes sense.
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Old January 13th, 2012, 06:47 PM   #220
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It's more Chongqing's rationale I'm after, this really isn't about whose wits be better ... besides, per the image you're re-ferring me to, I count 1½ dozen broadly-spaced pillars of which each one appears the same height as any of the others, altogether on flat terrain
You are right here it's on a flat part of the town, but it only stays flat for about a mile, it's between two small hills. Look at Google Earth and you'll see what do I mean. I believe that they did it to minimize going up and down hills.
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