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Light Rail Vehicles - LRT, ICTS, Monorail, and more
I've posted about US FRA rules, right? Apparently they're now more flexible:

https://usa.streetsblog.org/2018/11/23/u...rain-cars/
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(11-23-2018, 10:33 PM)plam Wrote: I've posted about US FRA rules, right? Apparently they're now more flexible:

https://usa.streetsblog.org/2018/11/23/u...rain-cars/

I love this quote from that article:

Quote:Former Amtrak CEO David Gunn complained U.S. trains had to be designed like “high-velocity bank vaults.” Rather than just bulk up, European and Asian trains instead are designed to absorb impacts and avoid collisions in the first place. And they have better safety records.
...K
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Any updates on the potential new maglev monorail for the Toronto Zoo? The board was supposed to vote this week.
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The vote is today! There's a thread in the Toronto Area Projects thread about it (which has been overrun with silly comments). The meeting is at 2pm!
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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It was unanimously approved!

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/11...posal.html
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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This is a Light Rail Vehicle, right? Big Grin

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast...o1Ry8ssLIk
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(11-30-2018, 10:15 PM)jason897 Wrote: This is a Light Rail Vehicle, right? Big Grin

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast...o1Ry8ssLIk

I’ve heard of the “bamboo railway” which uses officially abandoned tracks, but I hadn’t heard of it being done on live trackage, which definitely exceeds my risk tolerance Confused . Although it would be pretty cool to have something like that here on the Spur Line between Waterloo Town Square and Weber St., during the day only presumably.
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