The Aerometro Suspended Rail System

by John E. Hirten, Kellogg Corp, Sacramento, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers: Engineering and Management in Major Activity Centers


The unique flexibility of the Aerometro Suspended Rail System offers an excellent opportunity for addressing urban transit needs. It is capable of prefabrication off-site, relatively simple and quick to construct, has rapid speed with high capacity, is able to overcome obstacles and is relatively inexpensive. Its versatile track can be rigid and unobstructive in cities, or flexible with large spans for overcoming obstacles and requires minimum structures. It is sophisticated but uncomplicated 'state-of-the-art', with minimum operational and maintenance problems. It is likened to a suspended street car, with all of its advantages and none of its disadvantages.

Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Railroad tracks | Suspended structures | Transportation management | Maintenance | Streets | Railroad trains | Light rail transit

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