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scorecard    8,599
On 5/18/2017 at 0:48 PM, baywatch82 said:

How many years it is already in planning process. How many different maps we have seen.

 

I wonder why the authorities would even for a moment consider adding to the street level traffic.

 

Successful and fast enough city overhead systems can be found all over the world. They don't need to be the heavy duty systems same as the BTS in Bangkok. The single rail system with the carriage straddled over the rail (in fact a continous cement rail) as in Kuala Lumphur would IMHO be just fine. The KL system has trains (usually about the size of 2 carriages) every few minutes and tickets are very reasonably priced.

 

Sure it would need escalators but that's very workable  but the main point being that the trains are never delayed by traffic jams and they don't add more vehicles at ground level.  

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scorecard    8,599
4 hours ago, Ruffian Dick said:

Well, at least that would leave the tracks out of the monsoon floods....

 

Good point.

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Sparkles    2,255
12 hours ago, scorecard said:

 

I wonder why the authorities would even for a moment consider adding to the street level traffic.

 

Successful and fast enough city overhead systems can be found all over the world. They don't need to be the heavy duty systems same as the BTS in Bangkok. The single rail system with the carriage straddled over the rail (in fact a continous cement rail) as in Kuala Lumphur would IMHO be just fine. The KL system has trains (usually about the size of 2 carriages) every few minutes and tickets are very reasonably priced.

 

Sure it would need escalators but that's very workable  but the main point being that the trains are never delayed by traffic jams and they don't add more vehicles at ground level.  

That's the only sensible option.We had one similar in inner Sydney connecting Darling Harbour to city centre until it was dismantled and carriages etc sold off but that was because it wasn't making enough money. Dont count on escalators there are still BTS stations in Bangkok without them

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Dante99    1,778

no need to worry about this guys, by the time they get to it we will all be flying our private vehicles

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jobin    574

'flying our private vehicles'?   And where would that be...in heaven.  Nice thought.

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Dante99    1,778
3 hours ago, jobin said:

'flying our private vehicles'?   And where would that be...in heaven.  Nice thought.

Haven't you seen the flying cars being developed?  They will be here sooner than any skytrain.

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CMKiwi    1,183

Flying pigs will also be here before the sky train! 

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