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Old 28th August 2009, 05:29   #1
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Got this through email.

I was surprised. there are hanging trains running around in Germany.

Don't know which part. Experts can help as to in what part of Germany is this used?

look innovative and saves loads of space.

your opinions please

p.s: mods, if a similar thread exists, please merge. thank you
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Holy hell Where the heck did u get those images????
Simply awesome !!!! I will google this !!!
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Is this skyBus ? I think this is very similar to that. This was shown on some NatGeo programme where they were covering the construction of the sea link in Mumbai. One person said that this is a good solution for Mumbai road traffic.

A very good concept, but the practical implementation is quite complex for our country considering the amount of overloading we do.
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Holy hell Where the heck did u get those images????
Simply awesome !!!! I will google this !!!
yes, the images are awesome. my friend forward it to me.

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Is this skyBus ? I think this is very similar to that. This was shown on some NatGeo programme where they were covering the construction of the sea link in Mumbai. One person said that this is a good solution for Mumbai road traffic.

A very good concept, but the practical implementation is quite complex for our country considering the amount of overloading we do.
i am not aware if its skybus or not. but if we see carefully, these are built where there is sort of pillars for rails or roads. that's an innovative feature. so basically its possible where there are roads or rails with pillars. so its implementation in Mumbai is a bit of problem, but ya, in delhi where there is metro it can implemented.
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This was being implemented in India. Atleast it had started. I think it was in Goa.
And during the initial testing the skybus crashed, yes crashed against a pillar and one life was lost. Don't know what happened to that project ever again. Google for more on that.
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This was being implemented in India. Atleast it had started. I think it was in Goa.
And during the initial testing the skybus crashed, yes crashed against a pillar and one life was lost. Don't know what happened to that project ever again. Google for more on that.
You beat me to this post.

I probably would not be really comfortable being suspended like that in a train. It is like taking one of those rides in the amusement parks :-). But, I guess this is a good concept. It looks like this needs very little footprint.
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You beat me to this post.

I probably would not be really comfortable being suspended like that in a train. It is like taking one of those rides in the amusement parks :-). But, I guess this is a good concept. It looks like this needs very little footprint.
At the rate of Metro construction fatalities, I would never take a ride in one of these even if it does get implemented.
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From the pics it looks like it is in Wuppertal. See the link below for details about the suspended monorail system.

Wuppertal Schwebebahn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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This was being implemented in India. Atleast it had started. I think it was in Goa.
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You beat me to this post.
yeah,
It is already in India at Goa.
Implemented by Konkan railway.
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with all our overloaded and vertically stuffed lorries plying on the roads, this is a sureshot recipe for disaster..
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You can see the pilot project of such a skybus at the Margao railway station. Pity these have not become popular here.
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with all our overloaded and vertically stuffed lorries plying on the roads, this is a sureshot recipe for disaster..
The skybus is build 10 meters above the traffic. so i think its safe in that ways. i doubt authorities will overlook those overloaded, stuffed lorries.




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You can see the pilot project of such a skybus at the Margao railway station. Pity these have not become popular here.

i found the below link that discusses details of skybus in Goa. Its testing, its usefulness, testing, implementation and how government is still not sure about this. it also mentions the advantages of using skybus. what you think?

Apparently, the accident in 2004 was caused to overspeeding and hitting a pole. that's a human error, as skybus is suppose to slow down and stop when approaching a station which it didn't.

Skybus a solution to India's transport problems

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