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9 wonders of the world in public transport that hit the world

Sometimes public transport can surprise you so hard that you can hardly imagine …

You look at the miracle of technology and do not understand how it works at all.
Inverted Tram Wuppertal
In the German town of Wuppertal runs the most futuristic tram in the world. A 24-meter train is practically floating in the air without touching the ground. It’s fabulous, isn’t it.

Inverted Tram Wuppertal
Back in 1901, the problem of public transport was acute in Wuppertal. It was not possible to lay a subway or put a train on rails. The main obstacle was the terrain and landscape. German engineers came to the rescue. They suggested using air as a useful space. A few months later, the first monorail was installed in the town.

Every day, for more than 100 years, the Wuppertal tram “enters” the route. At an altitude of 12 m above the river, a unique train travels 10 kilometers. Another 3 km of the path entirely belong to urban landscapes at the level of 8 meters.

Every day, the “inverted tram” carries about 82 thousand passengers, including not only residents of Wuppertal, but also curious tourists.

Transport is considered one of the safest. Over the entire period of operation of the train, only two accidents were recorded. One of them is associated with an advertising campaign conducted by the city government.

PR specialists placed in one of the elephant cars to demonstrate the power of the structure. And he, take it, and fall out in the middle of the road. Fortunately, the elephant was not injured, and the action itself brought the creators unprecedented glory.
Shanghai Muggle. Levitating train
Early morning. Shanghai. An unremarkable train leaves from the Longyang Lu subway station. And after seven minutes instead of the usual forty, he will be 30 kilometers from the departure point, at the international airport at Pudong station.

Shanghai Muggle. Levitating train
The one of a kind, unparalleled, high-speed commercial train was developed by the German company Transrapid. Despite the fact that the Muggle is capable of speeds of 431 km / h, passengers do not experience the slightest discomfort. It moves smoothly and silently.

Shanghai Maglev Train
The secret lies in the magnetic suspension, which actually replaced the standard railroad track. During movement, the train does not touch the surface of the rail. The cars are held by magnetic levitation.

It is hoped that in the near future such super-fast trains will appear in every major city. After all, magnetic trains can compete with air transport. And for all its manufacturability, a muggle consumes five times less energy than an airplane, and three times less than a car.
Smart Taxi in Heathrow
Heathrow Airport in the UK is one of the largest and busiest European transportation hubs:

large passenger traffic, more than 75 million people per year;

5 terminals located at a considerable distance from each other;

labor shortages in public transport.

All of the above factors contributed to the introduction of the Personal Rapid Transport system in 2011. The car received the loud name “ULTra”.

Smart Taxi in Heathrow
The taxi fleet consists exclusively of electric vehicles. Such transport runs without a driver on special routes.

Personal rapid transport
Every 30 seconds, one free “ULTra” drives up to the airport terminal to pick up regular passengers. The cabin can accommodate four people with small luggage. After landing on the monitor of the navigator, you must select a route. And payment is made by plastic card.
French “tram on tires”
In 2000, Bombardier gave the world a “tram with tires.” Take a ride on such an unusual transport in the French city of Nancy. This type of public transport is a hybrid of a conventional trolleybus and tram with a guide rail.

French “tram on tires”
Hybrid conventional trolleybus and tram with a guide rail
Everything ingenious is simple. The vehicle has three compartments. Two axes are installed under the first section, one more axis under the second and third. In the center of each of them is a wheel responsible for movement on asphalt sections of the road. As a result, the tram “knows how” to ride both on the road and on the rail.
Metro-funicular Carmelit
If the mountain cannot be demolished, but you really want to lay the metro, then you should contact Israeli engineers. Oh, they understand the “mining”.

Metro-funicular Carmelit
In the Israeli city of Haifa in Mount Carmel, there is the only independent metro line Carmelit listed in the Guinness Book of Records. The line consists of one track 2 km long. The difference in height between the lower and upper levels is 30 meters. The trains operate on the principle of a funicular, that is, the lifting force is the active force.

 

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