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Light Rail Vehicles - LRT, ICTS, Monorail, and more
Trackless Train = Bus lol (Hi Phileas!)

CRRC has been desperate to market this thing for years.
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Here's how Toronto de-ices their streetcar wires.
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I’ve been in Medellin, Colombia for a few weeks now and have been using the Metro (wagons are so wide!) and MetroCable systems, but yesterday finally used the Tranvia (tramway). It is a Translohr system - overhead catenary, single track, and running on rubber tires.  It was new technology to me.  Interesting as well to see the system running along a busy pedestrianization street, with little or no separation between trains and street life.

Overall, a great transit system that has had a profound impact on the city and its culture.
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That's awesome! Translohr is such an interesting system - Lohr and Siemens even collaborated on the Cityval system, a sort of hybrid or "NG" version of VAL using Lohr's central guidance rail technology. The launch customer is ligne b in Rennes (France).

MetroCable I think is the first urban installation of using a gondola for real "hardcore" rapid transit - I've heard nothing but good things about it.

Enjoy your trip!
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The MetroCable is amazing and the impact on Medellin’s poorest neighbourhoods (along with other major “social architecture” projects) has been considerable. Bonus - the views are killer!
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(02-24-2019, 09:47 PM)panamaniac Wrote: I’ve been in Medellin, Colombia for a few weeks now and have been using the Metro (wagons are so wide!) and MetroCable systems, but yesterday finally used the Tranvia (tramway). It is a Translohr system - overhead catenary, single track, and running on rubber tires.  It was new technology to me.  Interesting as well to see the system running along a busy pedestrianization street, with little or no separation between trains and street life.

Overall, a great transit system that has had a profound impact on the city and its culture.

Cool.  Not too many good videos of the Tranvia in the first few google search hits, this one has the most relevant footage but is strangely cropped or filmed off of another monitor or something:

...K
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Just search for Translohr; lots of videos from France (where most of the systems are), like some of the T ring-lines in Paris or Clermont-Ferrand. China and Italy have a few, too. Here is a good image of the guidance system.

Clermont-Ferrand is notable in that they have had at least one major derailment which resulted in a total loss of one of the trains when it impacted a retaining wall at speed!
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There could not be a more perfect video for this thread!



I made a special trip to IAH once (true story) just to ride this. Husband was not impressed.
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