jueves, 22 de junio de 2017

El Primer Tren Ligero Electrico de Supercondensadores del Mundo SIN RIELES- China

380 pasajeros de capacidad

70KMH de Velocidad


How does China solve the country’s prevalent public transportation problems? By unveiling the world’s first autonomous train transit system that runs on a virtual track.
In this video we will know about China’s New Autonomous Train that Doesn’t Even Need Rails for its truck.


The world’s first rail less train was revealed last week in Zhuzhou in central China’s Hunan province. China’s state-owned enterprise called CRRC began developing the Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit back in 2013, to provide a solution to the country’s transportation problems in congested urban areas.

The Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit in short ART is some kind of cross between a train and a bus or tram. The ART runs on roads like a bus, but only on designated paths like a tram. It's modular like a train, and carriages can be added or removed to accommodate different numbers of people. Each carriage can fit about 100 passengers.


It is considered to be a cheaper alternative to other commute networks as well as being sustainable and environmentally friendly. With a cross appearance between a bus and a train, the autonomous train is composed of three carriages and spans 30 meters long.

It’s part of the intelligent rail express system by CRRC, which operates on rubber tires as opposed to traditional rail tracks. Means, it runs on rubber tires and has sensors to read the dimensions of the road and plan its route.

A pair of dashed white painted lines acts as virtual tracks which the autonomous train follows. The idea is that the 'smart train' could travel without a driver or rails.


This ART system can be driven up to a maximum speed of 70 km/h and can carry up to 300 passengers in three carriages at a time. Providing a new and smart method for solving urban transport pressures, the autonomous vehicle is powered by electricity, which can journey to a distance 40 km when fully charged. It uses a lithium titanate battery and can embark on a substantial journey with only 10 minutes of charging.

Equipped with sensors, the autonomous train can process and analyze road dimensions then plan its own course. Very much like a bus-train hybrid vehicle running on a virtual track. CRRC can also add more carriages to the transit system in order to increase the passenger capacity. Moreover, the newly developed ART system can be integrated fairly easily into existing road infrastructures as it doesn’t require heavy construction works compared to rail track systems.


In general, most medium-sized and smaller cities in China doesn’t have the budget to build expensive subway systems, or most of the time, they take too long to build.
According to Xinhua, it costs up to $102 dollar to build a kilometer of a subway track, as compared to about $2 million for a standard length ART bus.
So, this solution proves to be ideal because of its multiple advantages over conditional transit systems. It’s cheap, sustainable, and is able to transport a large volume of people in a fast and reliable manner.


The current ART system is still in its prototype stage and is driven manually by a human driver. However, the Zhuzhou city government in the Hunan province is expected to build a 6.5-kilometer ART line throughout its downtown. Operations of the autonomous train within the city will begin in 2018.

martes, 20 de junio de 2017

MTC: Hay tres empresas interesadas en el Tren de cercanías de Ica a Barranca

La adjudicación se dará el 2019. Por otro lado, el titular del MTC Bruno Giuffra anunció que fusionará Provias Nacional y Provias Descentralizado.

Foto: Andina.
Foto: Andina.
Durante su primera presentación ante una comisión del Congreso como titular del MTC, el ministro Bruno Giuffra anunció que ya hay tres postores interesados en el Tren de Cercanías de Barranca a Ica.
“He conversado en la última semana con tres empresas interesadas en el tren de cercanías de Ica a Barranca, señaló Bruno Giuffra en su primera evaluación tras dos semanas en el cargo.

El Tren de Cercanías Lima Norte (Proyecto Ferroviario Costero Lima-Huacho) fue declarado de interés nacional en setiembre del año pasado. El corredor ferroviario se construirá en función a la demanda de pasajeros.
Por otro lado, el titular del MTC señaló que pretende concesionar los 11 aeropuertos que todavía son administrados por el Estado, según datos de Corpac.
Además, dijo que la Hidrovía Amazónica será declarada de interés público próximamente. “Ya hay postores interesados”, anunció.


Giuffra señaló que pretende realizar la simplificación administrativa, ya que entre la liberación de predios y la ejecución de la obra pública se estiman que transcurren 7 años.
Entre sus medidas, Bruno Giuffra indicó que se creará la Dirección General de Liberación de Predios, ya que este proceso suele demorar 1 año y siete meses, entre la identificación (12 meses), tasación (5 meses) y publicación de la resolución ministerial requerida (2 meses).

Además, la nueva administración del MTC juntará Provias Nacional y Provias Descentralizado, a niveles provinciales, locales y regionales. “Para unificar y generar escala a las decisiones”
Señaló que un proyecto de inversión pública demora 5 años y 5 meses. Esto se debe al tiempo que toman los estudios de preinversion (14 meses), el estudio definitivo (14 meses) y los procesos de selección y Buena pro (13 meses).

En ese sentido, anunció la creación de un mismo formato de contratos-tipo para los proyectos de inversión a fin de que “ya no sean producto de la inspiración de un funcionario”.


sábado, 17 de junio de 2017

New high-speed railway along ancient Silk Road to open

A high-speed railway linking Baoji and Lanzhou in northwest China is about to open in July. It's a key part of China's high-speed rail network and connects 2 other routes along the ancient Silk Road.

lunes, 12 de junio de 2017

Africa - China (Belt and Road Initiative); East Africa Master Plan Connection "SGRLaunch"

In this instalment of our series on Kenya's new railway, we get to meet another Chinese witness to the SGR construction, Sun Liqiang. In less than three years, Sun and his team built the 480-kilometre railway project from scratch. Sun said the Chinese built Mombasa-Nairobi SGR will last for more than a century.

viernes, 9 de junio de 2017

Ruta de la Seda; New passenger train leaves Xinjiang for Kazakhstan

A 198-seat passenger train left northwest China's Xinjiang to Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, on Thursday. It's the 2nd of its kind between the two countries.

jueves, 8 de junio de 2017

Kenya's new railway attracts thousands as services take off

According to Kenya Railways, some 7,000 passengers have so far traveled on the newly launched Madaraka Express between Mombasa and Nairobi, the highest number ever recorded in one week.
The first phase of the Standard Gauge Rail service, which was launched on May 31, is currently operating with scheduled passenger trains from Nairobi and Mombasa running on a daily basis.
Kenya Railways announced that plans are under way to introduce the intercounty trains that will make stops at seven railway stations.