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Old September 13th, 2016, 07:00 PM   #681
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I learned nothing from this visual gruesomeness.
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Old September 14th, 2016, 03:41 AM   #682
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What is the difference between skytrain, light rail and tram?

Public transit in Vancouver is called "Skytrain", I consider it a metro system. I am confused about this terminology.
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Old September 14th, 2016, 04:09 AM   #683
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I would say Vancouver is outside the scope of this thread, as it's not in the People's Republic of China (though demographically I believe it is mostly populated by people from China).
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Old September 14th, 2016, 06:21 AM   #684
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It seems "skytrain" refers to a kind of suspended monorail, like in Wuppertal (Germany).
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Old September 14th, 2016, 03:18 PM   #685
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It seems "skytrain" refers to a kind of suspended monorail, like in Wuppertal (Germany).
SkyTrain is only used as a name for elevated metros in Vancouver and Bangkok as well as airport people movers in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix, Singapore and Dusseldorf.

There is a Wuppertal-type proposed system known as "SkyTran" - perhaps that's what you're thinking of.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SkyTran
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Look at the picture. It is obvious the Dr.Dennis.Deng has it right: The article uses "sky train" to refer to a system where the vehicles are suspended below the rail(S) which in turn are put above the streets, i.e. Wuppertal-style.
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Ok. They can call it whatever they want. It's a suspended monorail. In Dortmund it's called H-Bahn. In Chiba it's called an urban monorail. In India it's called Sky Bus.

Sky Bus Metro Project Goa by Joegoauk Goa, on Flickr
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Old September 15th, 2016, 03:00 AM   #688
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I'll say it's not a "sky" train unless it comes with supplemental oxygen .



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Old September 15th, 2016, 10:38 AM   #689
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More interesting: where is it going to be installed ?
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Old September 15th, 2016, 03:09 PM   #690
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I think the other picture shows the mechanism more clearly.



The "scenic places" are unlikely to include Beijing. There monorail suddenly appeared from nowhere, The Simpsons-style, and then just as quickly returned to nowhere.

Low capacity rail is in any case not a natural fit for Beijing, where any new line is instantly overcrowded. It could have been a fit for Western Suburban Rail, which reincarnated as a tram line, relatively low volume, hilly and scenic nature, tourist-oriented line.
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Seems a bit less likely to be a hoax (like straddling bus) or vaporware (like Beijing monorail).
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Old September 16th, 2016, 09:39 PM   #692
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The 'straddling bus' thing is actually up and running in Qinhuangdao (East of Beijing).
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Old September 16th, 2016, 10:21 PM   #693
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I think the other picture shows the mechanism more clearly.



The "scenic places" are unlikely to include Beijing. There monorail suddenly appeared from nowhere, The Simpsons-style, and then just as quickly returned to nowhere.

Low capacity rail is in any case not a natural fit for Beijing, where any new line is instantly overcrowded. It could have been a fit for Western Suburban Rail, which reincarnated as a tram line, relatively low volume, hilly and scenic nature, tourist-oriented line.

The system is much cheaper and more efficient than Macau/Singapore LRT. Although it's "elevated", there is no reason why it has to be over people's heads all the times. And steel is very cheap .

A good example ...

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It's look like Safege system, created in France around 1960, not used in commercial service (in France),
https://www.google.fr/search?q=safeg...w=1023&bih=515
http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/1965...g/original.jpg

but visible in movie Fahrenheit 451

and in Chiba (Japan) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiIx2Axwnf4
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Old September 17th, 2016, 01:24 AM   #695
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It's a version of the "H-Bahn" ( "hanging railway" ).


SHANGHAI plans to build a “hanging railway” to transfer passengers between commercial, port and riverside areas, the service provider of the railway said today. ... The network will be built in Jing’an, Yangpu and Baoshan districts, Germany-based Air Train International announced today at the Rail Metro China 2015 exhibition. ... Each train can carry about 70 passengers while a maximum of eight trains can be connected and run together during rush hours, he said.
- April 8, 2015, http://www.shanghaidaily.com/metro/p.../shdaily.shtml




Source: http://www.h-bahn.info/en/technology/propulsion.php

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Old September 21st, 2016, 11:09 AM   #696
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BYD to start testing their monorail train ( 2016-09-12, http://wx.abbao.cn/a/1670-c30b1aed66ecfbd9.html ).

http://wx.abbao.cn/a/1670-c30b1aed66ecfbd9.html


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Old September 23rd, 2016, 05:54 PM   #697
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Foshan metro plan (2017~2022) released

On 22nd Sep. , the latest metro plan released on the official website of Foshan metro.

The red part is the line currently operating :
Line 1 (Kuiqi Rd-- Yangang)
The green part is the lines which U/C :
Line 2 phase I : Guangzhou South Railway Station -- Nanzhuang
Line 3 phase I : Shishan -- Fengsha
Guangzhou Line 7 : Guangzhou South Railway Station -- Midea Av.
Nanhai Tram : Leigang -- Yueling East

The blue part is the new lines that waiting for approval.



The plan including lines as follows :
Line 1 Phase III , from Lecong-Lanshi , 7.2km ,6 stations , a depot included.

Line 2 phase II , from Nanzhuang-Xian , 23.5km , 10 stations .

Line 3 Shunde Polytechnic - Fengsha ,1.2KM in total , 1 station , including a siding .

Line 3 Northen extension , from Shishan - Foshan University ,5.1km , 2 stations .

Line 4 phase I , from Age city - Gangkou Rd, 56KM in total , 32 stations .

Line 6 phase I ,from Nancun to Xiaobu & Xincheng Dong to Shiweitang , the "xiaobu -- xinchengdong " section will be separated from current line 1.

Line 9 Phase I , from Ronggui to Magang ,12.3KM , 10 station , including a depot .

Line 11 , from Xijiao - Hedongdong , 41KM , 19stations , including a sliding and a depot .

Line 13 , from Rgonggui-Yongfeng Market , 14.5KM ,12 stations , including a depot .
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Old September 24th, 2016, 12:03 AM   #698
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That line 13 is news for me, I only knew plans for 12 lines. I went to Baike Baidu and it states 14 lines are now planned. They have shuffled a bit the planned lines around Shunde.
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The plan of metro lines usually changed with no omen before it really start U/C or approved by the government .

So we need to keep tracking focus on the news
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The 'straddling bus' thing is actually up and running in Qinhuangdao (East of Beijing).
Hi,

Do you know whether this will be available for the public to ride when I visit in December?

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