WORLD OF METRO RAIL IN PICTURES 21st Century Global Metro Rail and World’s oldest Metros By F.A. Wingler, Germany, July 2020

The first Gallery shows Pictures of 21st Century Global Metro Rail, with exception of Indian Metro Rail, elaborated for a book project of the eminent Indian authors of Railway Books: M.M. Agarwal, S. Chandra and K.K. Miglani, on METRO RAIL IN INDIA. The separate gallery with pictures of Metro Rail in India will come later. […]

USBRL KASHMIR RAIL LINK PROJECT 2002-2020 – The Gap in the missing Link Katra – Banihal

With the partition of 1947 India has lost the direct access to the Kashmir Region. 1994, the Railway Minister declared the need for a rail line to Baramulla, well beyond even Srinagar. This Jammu–Baramulla Railway Line had been planned to connect the Kashmir Valley in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir with Jammu […]

IMPROVING PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN INDIA; PART II By Dr. F.A. Wingler, April 2020

An Overview in Pictures on advisable Rolling Stocks for Light Rail and Regional Rapid Transit – the Future of Mobility in India with Urban Rail By Dr. F.A. Wingler, April 2020  “Urban Rail” is a technical collective term encompassing Metro Rail, Commuter Rail, Light Metro and Light Rail Transit (“Metro-Lite”). The paper gives an overview […]

Urban, suburban, interurban and regional public TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES improving the Economy and the Living Standards of the Population in India – Improving Public Transport in India; by Dr. F.A. Wingler, January 2020

Dr. E. Sreedharan: “It is a social Need to improve Urban Mobility”.  Traffic congestion has increased dramatically in India. Congestion and the associated slow Urban Mobility can have a huge adverse impact on both the quality of life and the economy. It is indisputable that cities are the engines of economic growth. To realise the […]

MATHERAN TRANSPORT, PART V; Challenge to make Matheran Transport Monsoon proof; preventive Measurements to secure Road and Railtrack from Destructions caused by heavy Monsoon Rainfall

On August 19th 2019 heavy Monsoon Rainfall with over 400 mm has severely damaged the 2 feet Narrow Gauge Railtrack at 21 spots. The patch repair works since 2005/06 proved again to be not stable against the impact of heavy monsoon. Now again about 20 Crore INR are asked to bring the vulnerable track into […]

MATHERAN – AN ECOLOGICAL SENSITIVE HILLSTATION IN INDIA WITH POOR ROAD-INFRASTRUCTURE; TRANSPORT-SCHEMES, Part IV By Dr. F. A. Wingler, August 2019

Matheran, a hillstation in India, Maharashtra, is the only location in India, where no tar roads and no motorized vehicles are allowed. The only road access from Neral with a height of 39.31 m above sea level ends at a height of 758 m 2 km outside the town Matheran at DASTURI. All goods and […]

From the 1832 Horse pulled Tramway to 21th Century Light Rail Transit/Light Metro Rail – a short History of the Evolution in Pictures

Light Rail Transit (LRT) or Light Metro Rail (LMR) Systems operates with Light Rail Vehicles (LRV). Those Light Rail Vehicles run in urban region on Streets on reserved or unreserved rail tracks as City Trams, elevated as Right-of-Way Trams or Underground as Metros, and they can run also suburban and interurban on dedicated or reserved […]

MONO-RAIL GUIDED TRANSPORT

The transition from the nineteenth to the twentieth century marked the birth of mono-rail guided transport technology in India and Germany. The Kundala Valley Railway in India, a road borne railway system, was built in 1902 and operated between Munnar and Top Station in the Kannan Devan Hills of Kerala. It operated with mono-rail guided […]

THE WORLD OF TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES; INDIAN AND GLOBAL ACTIVITIES FOR URBAN MOBILITY – METRO-NEWSLETTERS – Gathered by Dr. F. A. Wingler, September 2019

The author was invited to contribute material for a book project on METRO RAIL FOR URBAN MOBILITY IN INDIA. To gain an overview on the World of Transport Technologies and as well on international and Indian Activities, Initiatives, Developments and Trends for URBAN MOBILITY AS A SERVICE (MaaS), in December 2019, the author launched a […]