Cable Propelled People-Movers—An Idea Whose Time Has Come Againby Paul Wyss, VSL Corp, Transit Systems Div, Los, Gatos, CA, USA,
Abstract: Cable-propelled transportation systems have been in use throughout the world for more than a century. Today, a completely automated cable-propelled transit system has been developed through the combination of 100-year old funicular technology and a modern electronic control system. This new system, called the VSL METRO-SHUTTLE 6000, provides a broad range of advantages, including low capital and operating costs, simplicity of operation, rapid construction time and a complete lack of air and noise pollution during operation. Two METRO-SHUTTLE systems have been in operation since 1983, and three more are currently under construction.
Subject Headings: Cables | Automated transit systems | Control systems | Construction management | Air pollution | Noise pollution | People movers | Assets
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