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Old May 5th, 2007, 02:36 PM   #1
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Perugia Minimetro (Italy)

Updates about the cable-metrolike system they're building in Perugia (Center Italy)

www.minimetrospa.it

They're testing now the cars

Here a (low quality, sorry) video showing it



Pics updated at march 2006



A pdf with other infos http://www.minimetrospa.it/allegati/...TRO%202007.pdf

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Old May 5th, 2007, 03:02 PM   #2
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Old May 5th, 2007, 03:28 PM   #3
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That's a nice concept for a city of Perugia's size.
Does it climb the hill up to Centro Storico as well?
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Old May 5th, 2007, 04:04 PM   #4
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No. Too hilly

But it stops just close to reach it with an escalator (in Perugia there are several escalators in many points of the city which bring you up on the top of the hill, the city center)

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Old May 8th, 2007, 12:08 AM   #5
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I've actually been to Perugia a few years back and I am digging these escalators. From what I've seen there is at least one in Siena as well now.
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Old May 8th, 2007, 11:55 AM   #6
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Yeah, in Siena they decided to 'copy' Perugia escalators transportation system
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Old June 19th, 2007, 12:08 PM   #7
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Some pics from maps.live of Perugia minimetro construction (I think of summer 2006)

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Old November 30th, 2007, 01:21 PM   #8
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Testing vehicles





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Old November 30th, 2007, 01:28 PM   #9
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Test with tanks of water to reach the max weight

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Old January 18th, 2008, 07:06 PM   #10
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Ten days to go!

January 29: inauguration

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Old January 18th, 2008, 07:13 PM   #11
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I don't know, it seems like it was a very expensive project for such a low-capacity system.

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Old January 18th, 2008, 07:44 PM   #12
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If the price could be brought down, then I could see this being a success in other smaller cities.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 06:17 AM   #13
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not an average project..........
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Old January 19th, 2008, 06:13 PM   #14
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Old January 20th, 2008, 05:43 PM   #15
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Some pics from maps.live of Perugia minimetro construction (I think of summer 2006) [.......]
- That's to tell (as i wrote in the italian section)
about costs and cost/performance ratio.

Initially in Brescia (other city but in northern italy)
also they wanted to make especially viaduct, like Perugia,
and so it would cost about two-thirds as now.

And instead not, they did some political quarrel, and finally
a "VIA" (environmental impact evaluation) which was imposed
to reduce the impact by eliminating most of the viaduct
and replace it with deep and surface tunnel.

..i want say... i agree that in that central area of Perugia
the funicular is useful where there are steep slopes.
But, apart that, what i mean is that : since in Perugia
the viaduct is accepted, i think it would have been very convenient
to make a "real" automated light metro at cost of 31 mleur/km,
instead of the minimetro at 25 mleur/km, but carries one-sixth
of passengers, and at the speed of a bicycle (and more : the
flexibility, programmability, extensibility of a real ALM)

http://i14.************/4yevnr7.jpg
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in perugia they accept the viaduct, and no take advantage

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Old January 30th, 2008, 09:47 AM   #16
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01-29-2008
Perugia minimetro opens!!!!




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Old January 30th, 2008, 11:52 AM   #17
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Video of a user at his first travel on minimetro

Watch it!!!

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Old January 30th, 2008, 11:55 AM   #18
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Do you think it will actually take off as a viable method of public transit or do you think it is a bit more of a fad?

I think it looks cool personally!
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Old January 30th, 2008, 08:44 PM   #19
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Looks lovely! I can't wait to try it out myself
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Once again Perugia is showing the way ahead in terms of alternative public transportation for medium-sized cities. The innovation of the minimetro system lies in the fact that it combines the technology of gondolas found at ski resorts with that of funiculars. Which means that instead of having a regular funicular with two cabins remaining constantly attached to the cable, one going up, one going down, you have 25 cabins that disconnect from the cable at stations, like ski gondolas. Given Perugia steep hills, I guess this system is a good solution.
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