JAPANESE TEST 2.7-MILE PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM

JAPANESE ENGINEERS ARE TESTING AN AUTOMATED PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT (PRT) SYSTEM ON A 2.7-MILE NETWORK NEAR TOKYO. AT THE TESTING GROUND, RUBBER-TIRED CARS THAT CAN TRAVEL UP TO 48 MPH ARE RUNNING ON A CONCRETE GUIDEWAY ABOUT 6 FT. WIDE ELEVATED 20 TO 30 FT. ABOVE THE GROUND. ARMS UNDER THE CAR TAP ELECTRICITY FROM RAILS BELOW THE GUIDEWAY THROUGH AN OPENING IN THE CENTER. THE SYSTEM HAS A PLANNED ONE SECOND HEADWAY, COMPUTER ROUTING, AN AUTOMATED TICKET PURCHASING SYSTEM.

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  • Pagination: p. 39
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  • Accession Number: 00242703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 11 1981 12:00AM