daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Railways

Railways (Inter)national commuter and freight trains



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old July 4th, 2006, 08:08 AM   #41
Taipei Walker
心在臺灣
 
Taipei Walker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Warszawa
Posts: 6,458
Likes (Received): 1255

Eco-Friendly THSR

Quote:
Originally Posted by world vision
nice train...but, no enviromental awareness.
From THSR website
http://www.thsrc.com.tw/en/train/green.asp
The advanced high speed transportation should be developed toward high performance, high capacity, and environmental friendly.

Land Use Efficiency
In the land use experience of foreign countries, small vehicle is four times of railroad and bus is two times of railroad. It is obviously that railroad is more efficient in land use. For high speed railroad in Taiwan, the land use is 1/3 of Chung-Shan highway and 1/5 of the second highway.



Energy consumption
For energy consumption, small vehicle costs 2.5 times of THSR per kilometer and airplane costs 4 times of THSR per kilometer. For transportation capacity and energy conservation, according to Japanese experience, though private car is popular among all transportation, it consumes the highest energy. On the contrary, the railroad consumes much less energy. Above data shows that the railroad has the economy advantages in high transportation capacity and low energy consumption.



Air Pollution Prevention
Railroad and high speed railway are generally adopting electric power; hence, it is low in air pollution. According to statistics, air pollution caused by railroad is much lower than that of highway and airline. It meets the green concept of the 21 st century.

Taipei Walker está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old July 4th, 2006, 09:29 AM   #42
Xusein
 
Xusein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 26,176
Likes (Received): 10408

NICE!!

I wish the US invested as much energy in their railroads...
Xusein no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2006, 02:21 PM   #43
SEG
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 24
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by rotten777
NICE!!

I wish the US invested as much energy in their railroads...
Well we have a great mission to defend ourselves and our allies. Railways are useless for fulfilling it.
SEG no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2006, 05:50 PM   #44
ignoramus
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 3,020
Likes (Received): 4

© ignoramus

Taken From A TRA Train En Route To Kaohsiung Station

Last edited by ignoramus; July 5th, 2006 at 04:21 PM.
ignoramus no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 5th, 2006, 12:11 AM   #45
Cosme fulanito
Buenos Aires
 
Cosme fulanito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Buenos Aires
Posts: 1,172
Likes (Received): 1296

incredible!!!! And has a great extension!
__________________
Historia visual de los sistemas de transporte del mundo: Citylines.co

Historia visual del Subte de Buenos Aires: http://www.citylines.co/buenos-aires

¡La H tiene que ir por Sáenz! facebook.com/laHporSaenz
Cosme fulanito no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 5th, 2006, 12:25 AM   #46
Frog
SSC addict
 
Frog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 422
Likes (Received): 3

Quote:
Originally Posted by tritown
I wouldn't say that! Maybe it is somewhat of an eyesore (to some), but a lot better for the environment than a highway! Electrified trains vs. 6 lanes or whatever of cars. This may stick out like a sore thumb, but all in all, I would say it is the lesser evil of the two options.

And as far as the Netherlands is concerned, don't take the attention of the thread from Taiwan!
I agree this looks a lot better than if a highway were to be built and more efficient. In a way I think it adds to the landscape
Frog no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2006, 02:35 AM   #47
zergcerebrates
Registered User
 
zergcerebrates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Guam,Los Angeles
Posts: 2,287
Likes (Received): 62

Taiwan High Speed Rail..Updated pics.

Was posted on Taiwan forum, might as well post it here to spread the news.









































































zergcerebrates no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2006, 02:46 AM   #48
crossbowman
^Xpande®^
 
crossbowman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Athens
Posts: 881
Likes (Received): 2

Huge project!
The stations are architectural masterpieces!
And that train...work of art!
What is its average speed?
__________________
[- ANDROS -]

[- Reunification of the PARTHENON Marbles -]


Life is FULL of rude awakenings...
crossbowman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2006, 02:53 AM   #49
zergcerebrates
Registered User
 
zergcerebrates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Guam,Los Angeles
Posts: 2,287
Likes (Received): 62

^ The train is designed for a maximum speed of 300 km/h.
zergcerebrates no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2006, 05:32 AM   #50
Mr. Fusion
Just A Pilot... :-)
 
Mr. Fusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Enewetak Atoll
Posts: 523
Likes (Received): 10

Does the track support that high of speed along the entire length?

Mr. Fusion no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2006, 05:39 AM   #51
Al Encinas
Registered User
 
Al Encinas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 720
Likes (Received): 3

Impressive project.
__________________
UrbanFreak
The Urbanism Discussion Community
Al Encinas no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2006, 07:40 AM   #52
harsh1802
MAVerick
 
harsh1802's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 6,718
Likes (Received): 102

Cool....once again.

__________________
Harsh's Photo Thread / Bharadwaj's mini South India Trip

Hyderabad Cityscapes

"We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further." - Richard Dawkins
harsh1802 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2006, 08:34 AM   #53
cal_t
Transport Advocate
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Brisbane/Melb
Posts: 455
Likes (Received): 22

How come there's a station in the middle of nowhere....
__________________
Any views expressed are do not represent those of any companies and are personal only. If you are not the intended viewer, you may not disseminate or disclose this information.
cal_t no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2006, 10:21 AM   #54
zergcerebrates
Registered User
 
zergcerebrates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Guam,Los Angeles
Posts: 2,287
Likes (Received): 62

Quote:
Originally Posted by cal_t
How come there's a station in the middle of nowhere....
Probably because theres no space in the middle of the town or city. Besides as you can tell by the plots theres going to be future developments around the stations.
zergcerebrates no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2006, 12:17 PM   #55
Arpels
Αλέξανδρος
 
Arpels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Guarda/Barreiro
Posts: 53,197
Likes (Received): 378

very nice, the train is gorgeos!!
Arpels no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2006, 02:32 PM   #56
sweek
Registered User
 
sweek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: London NW1
Posts: 1,636
Likes (Received): 1

The first thing I noticed as well as that the station is in the middle of nowhere. EVen with new developments around there I don't think it will become "the new centre". I'm really missing people and other social activities here.
How far away is this from the city centre? How is this linked to the centre?
sweek no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2006, 05:23 PM   #57
Simoki
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 11
Likes (Received): 0

I heard that they have employed many experts from other countries to operate the system, but the quality of those experts are not very good!

Is that true?
Simoki no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2006, 01:06 PM   #58
Kaitak747
EiGhT 5 & tWo
 
Kaitak747's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 4,095
Likes (Received): 16

One of the greatest projects ever in Taiwan.
__________________
這裏是香港,這裏有力量
Kaitak747 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2006, 02:07 PM   #59
Jean Luc
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sydney
Posts: 460
Likes (Received): 15

Great photos.

Just a few questions: From those photos it seems that much of the line is built on viaducts. Why? Is the land at those locations flood-prone? Are there frequent road, railway or canal crossings? There must be some good reason to justify the significantly greater cost of building the line on viaducts rather than at ground level. What was the reason for using concrete slab track over conventional ballast track? Why have they built steel truss bridges at some places rather than other designs? These are fairly rare these days.

Just wondering...

Once again great shots. Keep 'em coming!
Jean Luc no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2006, 02:54 PM   #60
ignoramus
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 3,020
Likes (Received): 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jean Luc
Great photos.

Just a few questions: From those photos it seems that much of the line is built on viaducts. Why? Is the land at those locations flood-prone? Are there frequent road, railway or canal crossings? There must be some good reason to justify the significantly greater cost of building the line on viaducts rather than at ground level. What was the reason for using concrete slab track over conventional ballast track? Why have they built steel truss bridges at some places rather than other designs? These are fairly rare these days.

Just wondering...

Once again great shots. Keep 'em coming!
Its a high speed line. Since its a new line, the authorities probably want to ensure right frm the start that no one will cross the tracks, causing accidents and delaying rail services...thus the viaducts...
ignoramus no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium