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Old July 25th, 2012, 01:19 AM   #1
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Monorail Prototype and Plans

I guess we can discuss the monorail project here.

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Scale model of the DOST Monorail found in SMX convention.
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ALL FILIPINO MONORAIL STARTS IN UP

THE government contractor that was commissioned to build the guideway for the country’s first all-Filipino monorail has already starting work on the P21.6-million automated guideway transit system that will be tested before the end of the year.

The contractor, Miescor Builders Inc., started diggings for the elevated test tracks a week before the ceremonial awarding rites at Manila Traders Hotel on Tuesday. The monorail is a project of the Department of Science and Technology.

Engineer Jonathan Puerto of the DOST’s Metals Industry Research and Development Center said the test track is being built at an empty lot in the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman, Quezon City.

“We expect to finish the construction within four or five months, or by October or November, then we can have the actual tests using the coaches,” said Puerto, stressing that the tests are necessary to finetune the system’s mechanisms and operation, including speed, stability, brake distance and power, among others.

Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo said the AGTS is the first of several high-impact technology solutions that is being developed by the department for the public transportation sector.

Montejo said many countries are already reaping benefits from their own AGTS technologies, including the United States, Japan, Singapore and Canada. “If these countries can do it, so can the Philippines,” the secretary said.

Montejo said the guideway of the monorail will stand at an elevation of 6.1 meters supported by high-quality concrete material, while the train body will be composed of two coaches, each capable of carrying 30 people.

The coaches will roll on rubber tires instead of metal wheels to minimize track noise, and will have bogies to ensure comfort and stability.

Aside from being locally developed, Montejo said the monorail is envisioned to be non-polluting, reliable and safe because it cannot be derailed or cause road accidents, aside from helping reduce traffic congestion.

Puerto said the 465-meter demonstration track will be at the largely vacant UP lot between the Commission on Higher Education building on C.P. Garcia Avenue and the College of Fine Arts on Emilio Jacinto Street.

After the pilot tests at UP, Puerto said the DOST will conduct other feasibility studies before the DOST alternative mass transport system goes public.

“We will also delve on the economies especially the cost efficiency of running the system, engineered by the DOST,” Puerto said, adding that the monorail will be much cheaper than light rail transits due to its components.


(Published in the Manila Standard Today newspaper on /2012/June/21)

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Old July 25th, 2012, 01:35 AM   #2
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This is not redundant. All discussions regarding the UP Monorail demonstration project should remain here, not in the MRT/LRT thread, which seemed to have been renamed Metro Manila Rapid Transit thread (in which case, the BRT discussions for Ayala Ave, BGC, etc. should be merged there then dahil Metro Manila Rapid Transit din sila... )

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News from UP Monorail, sa Oktubre ng taong ito matatapos ang phase 1 ng UP Monorail project

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Old July 25th, 2012, 02:45 AM   #3
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looks promising.....once finished and proven efficient and effective....it should be adopted at bgc-naia-entertainment city loop....that would really be one big proud moment for philippine rail....using indigenous design..and cheaper too...the technology then marketed to other 3rd world countries....
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Old July 25th, 2012, 03:40 AM   #4
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Hard hat required, pero parang walang hard hat yung 5 mama sa pic ni PR, isa lang ata meron.
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Old July 25th, 2012, 04:31 AM   #5
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Old July 25th, 2012, 04:32 AM   #6
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Nice photos PR! Thanks for taking the time to get those shots!

parang North Rail na pinaliit! lol!
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This is UP-DOST Monorail Project
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Old July 25th, 2012, 07:34 AM   #11
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Hard hat required, pero parang walang hard hat yung 5 mama sa pic ni PR, isa lang ata meron.

comment ko iyan sa facebook ah
good,nakatayo na
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Old July 25th, 2012, 09:27 AM   #12
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Nice one! Akala ko hanggang sa press release at ground breaking lang siya. Nag-umpisa na palang gawin nang hindi ko namamalayan
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Old July 25th, 2012, 08:06 PM   #13
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Baby steps to self reliance regarding train technology I hope!

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QUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA—A locally developed monorail system, which will be tested at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, is being eyed as a cheaper and safer alternative for mass transport in the country over the next few years.
Dubbed as the Automated Guideway Transit (AGT), the monorail system, to be developed the Department of Science and Technology (DoST), will ply the southern part of the UP Diliman campus in five to nine months, according to DoST chief Mario Montejo.
“The AGT is the future of cheap mass transport system. The train will include a pair of sixty-passenger coaches that will run along a 500-meter track inside the UP campus,” said Montejo, during the groundbreaking rites of the AGT site at the corners of Jacinto and Lakandula streets in UP Diliman.
Based on international studies, the monorail system is the “most cost-effective and less intrusive” mass transport for commuting countries like the Philippines, the DoST chief said.
“By locally developing the system, we would cut down costs to only 25 percent. For the UP monorail, we are allocating around P20 million,” Montejo said. The budget will include the building of the 500-meter long elevated track and the AGT train, at P16 million and P4 million, respectively.
As its name implies, the monorail will run on a single rail as its sole support and guideway and it will be powered by batteries and direct current. The DoST assures this project will not harm the environment nor trees will be cut at the UP Diliman campus.
Alongside the development of the AGT and throughout its trial running period at UP Diliman, feasibility studies will be conducted on the cost efficiency of running the system and its impact on commuters' behavior as well as the livelihood of campus jeepney drivers, said UP president Alfredo Pascual.
“Our long-term plan (for UP campus) is to allow electric vehicles as alternative mass transport to the monorail system as a means to prevent air pollution,” Pascual said.
Mechanical engineers and and software developers from UP will help to monitor and improve train operations and help expand the monorail to two kilometers.
“The monorail in UP will have a speed of 50 to 60 kilometers per hour similar to the MRT along Edsa. With the feasibility studies, we will also look into increasing its speeds by up to 100 to 120 km per hour,” added Montejo.
Montejo said it is up to the UP administration if it will charge a fare for commuters riding the monorail system.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 05:14 PM   #14
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this is a hard hat area.. but wheres the hats? OMG?
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sana maganda design at functional, I am very particular about the size of the coaches and the stations, baka mukhang 3rd world style ulet, grose
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News from UP Monorail: sa November pa matatapos ang phase 1, dahil sa sama ng panahon at sa ngayon naikabit na ang mga beam sa poste ng Up Monorail

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