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Old July 19th, 2005, 01:08 AM   #1
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CANADA | Urban Transport Compilation

POST PICTURES, DISCUSS.

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Old July 19th, 2005, 01:15 AM   #2
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err... this thread will sure turn out to be a battle field... based on what I've seen in various thread here
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Old July 19th, 2005, 01:33 AM   #3
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GOD, I hope this doesn't get out of hand. Vancouver and Toronto people getting together to argue...not the greatest idea.
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Old July 19th, 2005, 01:58 AM   #4
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Reaching for popcorn.
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Old July 19th, 2005, 02:06 AM   #5
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Gotta love subways/undergrounds/metros.



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Old July 19th, 2005, 02:11 AM   #6
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What the - aren't you from Vancouver? Shouldn't you be for TransLink?! I like the first picture though.
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Old July 19th, 2005, 02:13 AM   #7
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The second pic reminds me of the Los Angeles Red Line - bright and colourful.
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Old July 19th, 2005, 02:21 AM   #8
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I live in Vancouver but also lived in Toronto, Tokyo and my original home, London and love subways.
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Old July 19th, 2005, 02:27 AM   #9
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It's nice to know we share a common interest though.
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Old July 19th, 2005, 02:43 AM   #10
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Old July 19th, 2005, 02:51 AM   #11
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Here are some of the coloured streetcars. So far, I know there is blue, green, pink, and orange. Only captured these two though:





They're kind of funky, no?
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Old July 19th, 2005, 02:53 AM   #12
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I do have a question though... In a quarter mile race, which would win - Toronto's subway or Vancouver's Skytrain?
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Old July 19th, 2005, 03:01 AM   #13
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lol. That depends, do the MIs and MIIs have similar speeds? I can tell you the TTC's bombardier subway cars have a top speed of 88 km/h. Couldn't find the speed of the MI or MII.
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I think I've seen 80 km/h as Skytrain's top speed.
But in the braking department, the linear induction brakes would probably brake faster than steel on steel wheels.
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Would someone please explain this linear propulsion stuff to me.
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Old July 19th, 2005, 04:07 AM   #16
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From Hitachi.com:

The linear motor used in the Linear Metro system has a thin rectangular body and requires no reduction gear, which is necessary for rotary motor railcars. This lowers the floor height above the rail as compared with conventional rotary motor railcars. When the height of railcar is reduced by approximately 50 cm, the cross-sectional area of tunnels can be reduced to a large extent. In addition, thanks to the non-adhesion drive system, the Linear Metro car can travel on grades as steep as around 8%; around 3.5% is the limit for conventional rotary motor railcars. The capability of running on steep grades expands the degree of freedom in route planning and sometimes reduces tunnel length, contributing to a reduction of construction costs.

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The linear induction motor was created by the Government of Ontario in the first place and is in use in Toronto(albeit with the older car) its not really a major plus for Vancouver.
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In a nutshell, it's a maglev on wheels.
There's no drivetrain or gearbox to turn the wheels/axles. Propulsion is through the induction of magnetic forces in the "reaction plates" between the tracks. The magnetic fields induced draw the train forward (or is it push the train forward?).
As far as I recall, it's attractive magnetic forces that move the train forward, and repulsive magnetic forces that brake it (as opposed to the other way around).
There are very few moving parts in a linear induction motor.

I stand corrected - top speed of the MKII Skytrains is 90km/h - see this bulletin I found:

http://www.rapidtransit.bc.ca/whatsnew/newsletters.htm

Here's what it says on the LIM:

Linear induction motor
(LIM) with "V" shaped front and rubber wiper to remove snow, ice and debris. The motor creates a variable magnetic field that pulls or brakes the car along the linear induction rail between the standard gauge railway tracks. The linear induction rail is made of solid steel with an aluminum cover. The steel is laminated near stations and on grades to increase power. SkyTrain uses less electricity per passenger-kilometre than any other rail system in North America.
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Old July 19th, 2005, 05:21 AM   #19
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Wow, do I ever hate those Bell ads on the streetcars! Pink and red? Orange and red?
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Old July 19th, 2005, 05:46 AM   #20
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Better as well get some stats going.

GTA Transit ridership numbers:
1. TTC 415,539,000
2. GO Transit 44,121,700
3. Mississauga 24,998,311
4. Hamilton 20,393,653
5. York Region 8,432,384
6. Brampton 7,367,098
7. St. Catherines 3,091,034
8. Oshawa 2,897,780
9. APTA 2,187,442
10. Burlington 1,508,614
11. Whitby 906,936

Fleet size of the TTC (2004):
Buses - 1502
LRV - 248
HRV - 684
Other - 28

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