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Old December 14th, 2004, 11:22 PM   #21
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The Zürich S-Bahn looks more like a german regional commuter train.
No wonder, the Zurich trains have been designed in Switzerland in the late 80s and have been constructed by a German company

Some Trams for the fans

Cobra


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Old December 15th, 2004, 12:36 AM   #22
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some monorails, also a urban transit mean

Japan

Tokio chiba monorail



shonan mponorail







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Old December 15th, 2004, 01:21 AM   #23
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I love hanging monorails! Fantastic. England doesnt really have anything nearly as exciting...



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Old December 15th, 2004, 01:25 AM   #24
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I didn't know Chiba monorail.
It's the same of Wuppertal one. Built in year 1900.

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Old December 15th, 2004, 01:26 AM   #25
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I love hanging monorails! Fantastic. England doesnt really have anything nearly as exciting...
I think the hanging monorail (in german called "Schwebebahn") in Wuppertal (Germany) was the first one of this type (inaugurated in the Year 1900).

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Old December 15th, 2004, 01:44 AM   #26
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You preceded me in post pics.However, some pics of Wuppertal Schwebebahn.















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Old December 17th, 2004, 03:56 PM   #27
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does anyone know where it is?

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Old December 17th, 2004, 05:56 PM   #28
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does anyone know where it is?
It's in Washington. You have the answer here : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=159118
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Old December 17th, 2004, 08:34 PM   #29
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does anyone know where it is?

Its a people mover system that has a few stops in the US Capitol, and connects it with the Congressional office buildings surrounding the capitol. This way, congressmen and senators can go to the capitol without crossing the street.
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Old December 18th, 2004, 12:02 AM   #30
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and my prefered city: CURITIBA with its excellent bus system = surface metro

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long bus bi-articulated

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Old December 18th, 2004, 07:05 PM   #31
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wow!

now I am beginning to understand why my webstats show so many hits to my website - quite a few of the pics are on these pages.

btw I am happy for them to be here, as long as no-one is earning money by selling them (etc) then I dont mind their use elsewhere.

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Old December 18th, 2004, 07:20 PM   #32
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@spsmiler: you certainly have an informative website!
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Old December 18th, 2004, 07:51 PM   #33
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@spsmiler: you certainly have an informative website!
Thanks Vertigo!

"one" day it will even be completed - I *should* be working on it right now but am busy here instead.

As for the kerb guided buses (O-Bahn in German) I've just heard about another new system in the Scottish Capital City of Edinburgh. Also, I understand that the Translohr is to be installed in a Chinese City - right now I forget the name but obviously I'll have the info when i add it to the webpage.

btw, apologies if it takes a long time for some pages to open, there are a lot of images there and in an effort to make them faster to download I reduced all of them to about 12kb (file size) and 350x250 pixels.

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Old December 18th, 2004, 08:17 PM   #34
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Curitiba has really one of the best and cheapest public transport systems! Only one thing that makes this city the ecological capital (I think together with a Canadian city) of the world
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Old December 18th, 2004, 08:31 PM   #35
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@spsmiler: two remarks though:
* some pics are not showing
* I'd like to see the pics in a somewhat larger format and a better quality. I understand you want to avoid long loading times, but since broadband internet is getting more and more common, this becomes less of a problem....

Still a nice and very informative site!
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Old December 18th, 2004, 08:47 PM   #36
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@spsmiler: two remarks though:
* some pics are not showing
* I'd like to see the pics in a somewhat larger format and a better quality. I understand you want to avoid long loading times, but since broadband internet is getting more and more common, this becomes less of a problem....

Still a nice and very informative site!
Hi Vertigo,

I know some pics are not showing - that is slowly being sorted out and hopefully most will be there by the New Year. The only exception being pics which are not mine whee I am waiting for the copyright holders to give their approval before I can use them.

I have started creating larger versions of some pics which will open in new windows. However to do this over all the site will take time - and see me using more webspace than I am allowed. Also, some pics are actually video-stills and I will need to find the video tapes and completely re-do them.

I was unemployed when i first started working on this site but now that I am working again finding the time can be challenge.

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Old December 18th, 2004, 09:07 PM   #37
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a propos CURITIBA:
CURITIBA rapid bus system showed, that the common bus can make what a metro rail deos.

Bus stop



bus stop



long bus bi-articulated



interchange station



bus stop (ligerinho)











map of the axes of rbt (curitibas surface metro)



express lanes



long bi-artic. And its stop



nowadays there are so many cities all over the world that use the experience of Curitiba bus system for making the urban transport better, faster and cheaper.
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Old December 18th, 2004, 10:26 PM   #38
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All these trolleybuses and trams -- especially the super-long ones -- how do other road users feel about them?
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Old December 18th, 2004, 11:39 PM   #39
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Guess.



I hate all of those bus-train-horse-carriage-batmobile-refrigerator-whatever mutations. And it seems they're building one in my city. this is terrible.
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Old December 19th, 2004, 12:09 AM   #40
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All these trolleybuses and trams -- especially the super-long ones -- how do other road users feel about them?
they dont have to, at least in Curitiba, 'cause those buses run on busway - separate from other road users, besides who cares? the cars are a bit 'passe'

Curitiba (BZ)


i think these are beautiful ones

Geneve (CH)

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