China puts Sky Train on Trials
Monday, 24 July 2017

Train carriages in the sky are a common sight in the Chinese city of Qingdao from the province Shandong as China tested its first ‘sky train’ on Thursday.

According to a popular Chinese news website, engineers claim that the sky train ‘can perform nearly three times better than normal subway trains, and can ascend gradients of 100 meters over a distance of 1000 meters.’

Scenic areas, mountainous regions and major cities is where the sky train will have the most market potential. The train is designed in such a way that it backs more power and creates lesser noise.

“This monorail train uses the latest permanent magnet motor technology, which enables it to have the advantages of larger power, smaller physical volume, lower noise, and lighter weight, thus realizing better operating efficiency,” says Liu Yuwen, technical director of the project.

China is the country with the largest population in the world and the suspended railway lines five meters above the ground will enable passengers to escape traffic congestion.

China happens to be the third country in the world that has adopted this technology, after Germany and Japan.


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