Transferring Train Passengers Without Stopping

Posted on June 26, 2008  Comments (2)

The webcast shows a train transferring passengers without stopping. Essentially passenger modules are picked up and dropped off at each station. Looks pretty cool and would seem to require somewhat complex engineering – which can be a problem as complexity allows for more things to go wrong. Still it looks pretty cool. The sound is not in English but you can see what the idea is.

Inventor rolls out efficient non-stop train system

Taking the Kaohsiung MRT system as an example, Peng says that its maximum speed is 85 kph. Because it must stop at every station, it achieves an average speed over its route of just 35 kph. If the non-stop system were in place, the top velocity of 85 kph could be maintained throughout the system, saving time and energy.

via: trains that pick you up without stopping

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2 Responses to “Transferring Train Passengers Without Stopping”

  1. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Car Style Mass Transit Mag Lev System
    October 19th, 2009 @ 10:30 pm

    Skytran is a very cool sounding transportation option. It promises, individual transportation modules traveling at 100 miles per hour within the city nonstop to many more points than light rail can service…

  2. Hyperloop – Fast Transportation Using a Better Engineering Solution Than We Do Now » Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog
    August 7th, 2013 @ 2:26 am

    Elon Musk (the engineer and entrepreneur behind Tesla electric cars and before that he helped create PayPal) has a very cool idea of how to provide fast long distance transportation (faster than a plane). Essentially it is a big version of pneumatic tubes..

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