why monorail and not light train?
Because it was started under the government of Ahmadinejad, when Iran was ruled by a very back-warded class of politicians following progress ideals of the 1950ies (like nuclear energy).why monorail and not light train?
Intrigued why you say that. I know monorails do provide a useful solution in specific situations and can look fantastic. However in the two case in Iran, the design and type chosen, even I would bet to the final colours, don't look encouraging. In Qom, the route is ideal in terms of how straight it is and the space available for the stations etc at minimum cost physical and financial.It's one thing to be totally ignorant of the facts, but to share that ignorance is really disheartening.
While I understand why you are lobbying for monorails (http://www.monorails.org/tmspages/Officer.html) I do not want to change my basic statement: monorail is mostly an obsolete technology. And most of all, it does not fit at all to Iran's cities.It's one thing to be totally ignorant of the facts, but to share that ignorance is really disheartening.
Most likely. Unfortunately Iran has not (yet) developed a domestic tram industry (like Turkey did) while there are at least 10 medium cities in Iran who could solve their public transit problems with trams.Thanks Badgir. Well put.
I actually think trams would have worked brilliantly in both, anything I am missing Badgir?
Can't get your point. Tehran-Karaj (42 km) has a modern commuter railway with double deck trains. In rush hours some trains could perform the line without intermediate stops with all stations having 4 tracks (2 side tracks with platforms and direct tracks in the center without).BTW would be amazing to have one from Tehran to Karaj, as it would fit the needs and the look there and you could go hyper futuristic as usage would justify it?
I was looking forward to hearing your perspective on the suitability of monorail to Qom in particular. Kermanshah is on hold (Is it? I am not 100% on this?) I guess so its a moot point. I really love the idea of monorails, so I am asking to learn. My beef is on whether it fits Qom at all; plus the likelihood of avoiding the whole system ending up as an eyesore for decades through lack of upkeep.
For a totally reason, it would be amazing to find out more on the commissioning history of the system. What sort of planning process did they go through? Was there any consultation or studies done at all? You might have had contact with the officials even at the time which would be an absolute boon?? For me to get any insight into this would help more as points of reference for future public works. Public esp locals need to be involved in such decisions and we all try to inform to make that possible.
BTW I have already done the usual searches, checked archives of the universities and relevant NGOs. So far I have drawn a blank on anything substantial at all. Just announcements of the tenders. Iran is usually quite good at commissioning studies when it comes to most major public policies and works, whether ultimately implemented or not.
Doubly important with this is the location ie Qom. The city is also the seat of the 'Theocracy' in Iran.The factions are not very happy go lucky and tend to take it out on the locals in the shape of petulant local governance. So which faction gets to commission or cancel projects is a big clue to their strength.
That is really important on many levels right now esp what it could say on the make up of the council deciding the successor to the present leader.
Thanks again but no worries if the only information is your own perspective alone. Appreciated.
Hi Mistermonorail. Thanks for getting back to me. I am sorry to reply so late but I was away with work for a few days. No worries. I just wanted to know how the ordering was done and if they found working with the Qom authorities OK or not. Hayho good news it seems Kermanshah is going on as well Qom, there are updates on threads I saw earlier.So sorry, but my information sourcing from Qom is extremely limited! I have communicated off and on with the train manufacturers, but not with anyone at the project site. That's one of the reasons I'm here, skyscrapercity is a great source for so many projects!
Seriously???? Damn thats messed upبودجه قم امسال به 2100 میلیارد تومان رسیده درحالیکه شیراز و تبریز و اصفهان حدود 2500 تا 2800 میلیارد تومان بستن برای سال آینده، نمیدونم این همه اصرار برای توسعه شهری که هیچ جاذبیت و استعدادی نداره برای چی هست! قبلا ساخت دریاچه در دل کویر و حالا ....