Inter-City Metro UniRail Tracks [Metro Data] Metros vs Bus System Other Metro Features Station Entrances- Station Art/Architecture-- Outdoor View Cams-
The HC will operated an extensive "under-surface" metro/subway system. The metro stations will be evenly spaced in both N/S and E/W directions at intervals of 1/ nautical miles or m ( ft). Because of the extensiveness of the system, each train will only need to consist of a single wagon having a maximum capacity of passengers. The operation of the trains will be done by automatic controls as it is the case with some metro systems today (see e.g., the Montreal Metro).
In order to minimize the material need for the HC’s metro system (i.e., tunnel & track system materials), the subway tracks in between stations will be shared by both train directions, as shown here:
Each line’s traffic will be rigorously timed/controlled so that the "pass by's" of the trains per line ( in each opposite direction) are done naturally, meaning, at the time when trains in both directions are at the same station unloading and loading passengers.
Here is some data/facts about the projected HC metro system.
An under-surface metro system was chosen over an over surface system such as a bus system for several reason.
No Fuel Needed- With the metros being constantly "plugged in" to their power source, unlike the mobile buses, there is no need for "mobile" fuel energy, (in the form of hydrogen gas). Therefore savings are made here in what would be tremendous fuel production and electrical/mechanical components needed to convert this fuel into rolling power.
Higher energy efficiency- With the metros running directly off electricity, there is a significant energy efficiency gain than using a transportation fuel.
Workforce Savings- With the metro system being capable of being fully automated less people will be needed for its operation.
Less Traffic Congestion/"Pollution"- With an inter city bus having a total passenger capacity of about people ( seated/ standing -(see in this site), it would take a fleet of at least buses to match the hourly capacity of the metro system. Traffic wise, with these buses rolling on the main streets of the HC this would mean about per main street, and thus about buses per mile at all times. While these figures are almost equal to the -passenger capacity single metros, this is quite more noticeable both visually and audibly with buses.
The metro system will be weather shielded.
May 28, 2008
Urban Rail World Metro and Light Rail Networks
UniRail Tracks [Metro Data] Metros vs Bus System Other Metro Features Station Entrances- Station Art/Architecture-- Outdoor View Cams-
Metros vs Bus System Other Metro Features Station Entrances- Station Art/Architecture-- Outdoor View Cams-
Outdoor View Cams-
Outdoor View Cams-