Queensland UTC +10
Terms of use Privacy About us Media Contact

Links

Author Topic: Green Transit Thread  (Read 2020 times)

Offline #Metro

  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19799
Green Transit Thread
« on: December 17, 2009, 08:34:22 AM »
Stumbled across something very interesting indeed. :-t
Trams which run with no overhead wires and no contact with a third rail or diesel unit! Its called PRIMOVE and works on the principles of electrical induction using magnetic fields.

http://www.bombardier.com/en/transportation/sustainability/technology/primove-catenary-free-operation?docID=0901260d800486ab

A video is available at the bottom. A very interesting development as stringing up catenary can be a problem, costly and cause problems for high vehicles. There are also a whole host of other energy saving strategies as well- important for rail vehicles because their biggest cost for an extra journey appears to be the amount of electricity it uses.
Negative people... have a problem for every solution.
Posts are commentary and are not necessarily endorsed by RAIL Back on Track or its members. Not affiliated with, paid by or in conspiracy with MTR/Metro.

Jon Bryant

  • Guest
Re: Green Transit Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009, 04:33:02 PM »
The Gold Coast Light Rail must use this technology as a minimum.  No overhead wires for people to complain about.!! Run into!!

Online ozbob

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 85393
    • RAIL Back On Track
Re: Green Transit Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009, 04:35:32 PM »
Looks promising!

 :)
Half baked projects, have long term consequences ...
Bob's Blog  Instagram   Facebook  @ozbob13@mastodon.social

Jon Bryant

  • Guest
Re: Green Transit Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 04:53:59 PM »
Follow this l,ink as well to see thier views on rail and sustainability.  http://www.theclimateisrightfortrains.com/?&lang=en

Offline O_128

  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2591
Re: Green Transit Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009, 05:06:21 PM »
should be interesting and in a place like the gold coast makes perfect sense.
"Where else but Queensland?"

Online ozbob

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 85393
    • RAIL Back On Track
Re: Green Transit Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2011, 08:39:03 AM »
Bump
Half baked projects, have long term consequences ...
Bob's Blog  Instagram   Facebook  @ozbob13@mastodon.social

 

Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 


“You can't understand a city without using its public transportation system.” -- Erol Ozan