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Light Rail Vehicles - LRT, ICTS, Monorail, and more
Not sure how to classify this system, but it's an interesting premise:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/elon-m...-1.4008967
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It's a waste of expensive geometry, is what I'd call it. Move the people, not the cars!
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It's Los Angeles, people are surgically attached to their cars ...
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(10-31-2017, 02:09 PM)tomh009 Wrote: It's Los Angeles, people are surgically attached to their cars ...

New LA trains are popular these days (I've taken one!) but they don't always go where you'd like. Bus ridership is tanking. Apparently train > bus.

http://www.laweekly.com/news/public-tran...rs-7784449
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Excellent footage from my friend Luke of the new Beijing S1 Maglev testing!

Like the home-grown Changsha maglev, this one uses a copy of Japan's HSST technology (same as Linimo in Aichi Prefecture).  Hyundai-ROTEM has an almost identical system too, operating at Incheon airport.

[video=youtube]https://youtu.be/iuBkQkJfdT4[/video]

Luke's other Maglev videos:
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[video=youtube]https://youtu.be/YkwH3lHa468[/video]

1979 Bombardier Promotional film.
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If you look closely at the 4min 37 sec mark you can see the frame of #501 being welded; it's been in the works a loooonnnggg time.

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Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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The world’s steepest funicular will open this weekend at Stoos (Switzerland). It is built by Garaventa (ropeway manufacturer, like Doppelmayr).

[Image: rendering_stoosbahn_2016_800x520.jpg]

[video=youtube]https://youtu.be/Se4KrC0nfGE[/video]
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(12-16-2017, 08:32 AM)Canard Wrote: The world’s steepest funicular will open this weekend at Stoos (Switzerland). It is built by Garaventa (ropeway manufacturer, like Doppelmayr).

I've skiied there! The part about the rotating floor is kind of neat. Usually the cars just look like the big brother of the funiculars they have in town.
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Newer video of it in operation in this story: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42384814
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Wow, does it ever look good at dusk! I would love to be allowed to ride standing on the cargo platform up front. Big Grin

A little closer to home, a new funicular opened in Edmonton yesterday!
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Bombardier has won a massive contract for their INNOVIA 300 Monorail in Wuhu, China. Two lines, and 240 vehicles. They will be built by a CRRC subsidiary as a joint venture project (same as Shanghai’s new Bombardier INNOVIA APM), using the design engineering done in Millhaven.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The hits keep coming! Our Chinese JV has been awarded its first monorail contract in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/China?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#China</a>. Details in today's press release. <a href="https://t.co/EMJR0rd8v9">https://t.co/EMJR0rd8v9</a> <a href="https://t.co/z4FZAxPzij">pic.twitter.com/z4FZAxPzij</a></p>&mdash; BombardierRail (@BombardierRail) <a href="https://twitter.com/BombardierRail/status/942703006855913472?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 18, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Two lines and 250 vehicles for ~$300M...
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[video=youtube]https://youtu.be/r4u1tL1MmoA[/video]

I've always been fascinated by Australia's guided busway systems. Here's an excellent video from Adelaide.
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I don't see the purpose of it. Why not just do light rail?
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