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 worked as a technical advisor for the Indian handbook project by the authors M.M. Agarwal, S. Chandra and K. Migliani METRO RAIL FOR URBAN MOBILITY IN INDIA (2020)., first edition, 2020,  Prabha & Co. Delhi 110092, India, ISBN: 81-906656-6-14. To gain for this book project an overview on the World of Transport Technologies […]

MATARA-BELIATTA RAILWAY-EXTENSION; PART III
 – A HIGH QUALITY MODERN RAILWAY-LINE AT EXORBITANT OVERALL CAPITAL EXPENDITURES WITH NO RETURN OF INVESTMENT COSTS By Dr. F.A. Wingler, February 2019

With the 26 km Matara-Beliatta Railway Extension, Sri Lanka got the first time a modern world-class standard and high quality rail-track and a high capacity railway-station infrastructure. In January 2019 the work on the Infrastructure had been still going on. However, the rail-track had been ready for one public maiden and test-run with the China […]

SEMI-HIGH SPEED (SHS) ON CURRENT INDIAN RAIL-TRACKS WITH CURRENT INFRASTRUCTURE – WILL IT BE SAFE?

TRACK QUALITY AND MAINTENANCE DEMANDS FOR INTRODUCING 160 KMPH SEMI-HIGH SPEED (SHS) PASSENGER TRAINS ON INDIAN RAILWAYS – SAFETY ISSUES By Dr. F.A. Wingler, February 2019 The Challenge in Introducing Speeds of 160 kmph for Passenger Trains on IR is to meet the Demands for Initial and Inherent Quality of Track, to develop advanced Policy and […]

INTEGRATED MULTI-MODAL PUBLIC METROPOLITAN TRANSPORT IN ISTANBUL

Public transport in Istanbul is an example of a successful integrated multi-modal urban and suburban public transport scheme in metropolitan area consisting of tram, metro-bus, underground metro, commuter railway, funicular, air-lift gondola and maritime-seaway (ferry-service and sea-bus) services for the more than 13 million inhabitants of the city spread over an area of 5712 km². […]

METRO -Evolution of public Transport in urban and suburban metropolitan Area; a short History of World Metro Systems – in Pictures

“METRO” is the synonym for urban and suburban public integral transport. The evolution started 1863 in London with an underground steam railway as a metropolitan transport system. Metro public transport systems we find nowadays in about 180 cities around the globe. METRO has nowadays many faces, from rail guided underground and overground transits, over mono-rail, […]

TRACK QUALITY AND MAINTENANCE DEMANDS FOR INTRODUCING 160 KMPH SEMI HIGH-SPEED (SHS) PASSENGER TRAINS ON INDIAN RAILWAYS – SAFETY ISSUES

The Challenge in Introducing Speeds of 160 kmph for passenger trains on IR is to meet the Demands for Initial and Inherent Quality of Track, modern Infrastructure Management, modern best Practices of Permanent Work Procedures and  of mechanised Track-Maintenance. Prerequisites for 160 kmph are: Well bearing and drained formation. Long rolled rails of high steel-alloy quality. […]

MATHERAN – AN ECOLOGICAL SENSITIVE HILLSTATION IN INDIA WITH POOR ROAD-INFRASTRUCTURE AND MASSIVE POLLUTION; TRANSPORT-SCHEMES; Part III By Dr. F.A. Wingler, February 2019

Matheran is ailing under poor road-access, poor road and trail conditions, air-pollution by stirred-up latertite-dust mixed with horse-dung and under waste-littering. Programmes have commenced to bring betterments and to improve the road and cleanness situation. “Clean-Up Marshalls” advise now tourists not to litter the eco-sensitive zone and the beauty of the nature of Matheran. After […]

COLOMBO SUBURBAN RAILWAY PROJECT (CSRP) – an ambitious Project; applicable and feasible technical Solutions

The ambitious Colombo Suburban Railway Project (CSRP) and the Colombo Suburban Efficiency Improvement Project aim to increase the share of rail transport from the current 5% to 10% by creating more demand for commuter rail transport through the provision of modern high capacity and rapid urban and suburban rail transport facilities. The success of the […]