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Old May 25th, 2005, 03:19 PM   #41
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I have to agree with the doors. Opening out is a problem as it poses a boarding hazard. It would be much better if the door slid up on the inner or outer shell to the ceiling or roof (respectively, although ceiling is probably a much simpler proposal in practical terms), hugging the shape of the train and not coming towards the passenger.
Otherwise, I think there is actually potentially higher flexibility from the overhang model. It is a more streamlined track structure which allows for tighter corridors and possibly sharper turns without much of a performance (=speed) sacrifice, while making it cheaper at the same time. It will be interesting to see what becomes of this.

The U.S. has its own maglev technology as well, but it really, totally sucks compared to Eurasia.
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Old May 25th, 2005, 05:35 PM   #42
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Upside down does have some advantages such as it doesn't need continuously levtiation above the track to run while the upside down one just hangs, requiring less energy.
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Old May 26th, 2005, 10:59 AM   #43
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Overhang trains are not that unusual.
Here is one from Düsseldorf airport:



I think the different balance point makes it easier and cheaper to build the tracks. But I am not sure about that. Anybody has a good explanation for that?
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Old May 28th, 2005, 07:50 AM   #44
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^Snow.

Because the contact point is under the track, it is less subject to interference or damage done by snow or other substance.
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Old May 28th, 2005, 10:22 AM   #45
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There are just two main types of monorail: straddle and suspended.

Shonan Monorail in Japan. The same system is being used in Chiba "because of the occasional inclement weather of the area. With Safege, the running surfaces and train bogies are protected from the elements inside the beams. Alweg-type monorails need either heaters in the beam or shovels on the fronts of beam during heavy snow or ice conditions."


"Heating equipment has been installed in the guideway to deal with Russia's harsh winters."
Moscow, Russia:
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Old June 8th, 2005, 09:35 PM   #46
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Bus of China

Shanghai's buses
http://photo.163.com/openalbum.php?u...dir=%2F8061421
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Old June 8th, 2005, 09:36 PM   #47
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Guangzhou's buses

http://photo.163.com/openalbum.php?u...dir=%2F8214221

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Old June 8th, 2005, 09:37 PM   #48
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Wuhan's buses

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Old June 9th, 2005, 04:10 AM   #49
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any buses in Hangzhou?
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Old June 9th, 2005, 05:24 AM   #50
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stupid shape
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Old June 20th, 2005, 05:53 PM   #51
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Old June 25th, 2005, 04:06 AM   #52
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So far the following cities have subways...
Beijing
Shanghai
Hong Kong
Guangzhou
Wuhan
Chongqing (?)
Nanjing
Shenzhen
Tianjin

The following cities are building ones...
Qingdao
Harbin
Hangzhou (?)
Dalian (?)
Xi'an (?)

Does anybody ave any more to add to the list? If there are maps of the proposed/ existing subways of each of the cities, please post them?
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Old June 26th, 2005, 12:47 AM   #53
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Nowaday, you chinese are definately the best at town planning!
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Old June 30th, 2005, 11:07 PM   #54
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ppl who said it is stupid without any reasonable explaination are stupid themselves.
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Old August 6th, 2005, 08:34 AM   #55
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China's ideas are unique which makes the country very interesting.
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Old August 6th, 2005, 08:41 AM   #56
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trying to be original but being.. hum lets say strambotic.
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Old April 14th, 2006, 10:00 PM   #57
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China has mastered core maglev technology

China has mastered core maglev technology
www.chinanews.cn 2006-04-13 17:01:59







Chinanews, Shanghai, Apr.13 (By Sun Lu) - Chen Liangyu, Secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee, said in Shanghai on Tuesday that China has mastered the core maglev technology.

In recent years, Shanghai's economic and social construction has achieved steady development, and Chinese scientists have captured and mastered more and more top global technologies.

Shanghai Maglev Demonstration Line, the world's first high-speed maglev transportation system for commercial operation, was completed and opened to traffic a few years ago.

Chen indicated that during over three years of continuous operation, Chinese scientists have solved many difficult problems with unceasing efforts and have fully mastered the operation and maintenance technologies of high-speed automatic maglev transportation systems, signifying that China has become one of the few countries capable of developing and manufacturing maglev trains and opening a new page for China in world maglev development history.
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Old April 15th, 2006, 12:16 PM   #58
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Pirated version of German maglev?
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Old April 15th, 2006, 02:28 PM   #59
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Why pirated ?Are you sure?Not a learnt one?
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Old April 15th, 2006, 02:47 PM   #60
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It is pirated. China has a reverse-patent legislation gimmick that is technically illegal everywhere else. The maglev technology is patented by TransRapid, but with a model to study in China to their hearts' content, Chinese scientists will take all the specs and techniques of TransRapid for themselves and reverse-patent it, shutting out TransRapid since they no longer can legally build the technology in China because the patent belongs to Chinese scientists now. It is 100% stolen and I have no respect for Chinese R&D. If I were a transportation operator, I would not only refuse to use Chinese technology from a moral stance, but from a stance of reasonable doubt because the technology isn't their baby, but a kidnapping, so how well do they REALLY know it? How far can they take it not knowing it intimately like TransRapid or the Railway Technology Research Institute in Japan? Don't invest in Chinese Maglev Technology is my advice.
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