February 15, 2019

China tries trackless trains

Metro UK -The world’s first electric-powered ‘trackless train’ has been launched in China.

Using virtual rail lines on the streets of Zhuzhou, Hunan Province, the new Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit system can travel up to speeds of 43 mph. thumbnail for post ID 8640366Police kick woman off packed train for refusing to take her designer bag off empty seat

The trains carry up to 300 passengers and the new system is a cheaper and greener alternative than building new train or tram tracks.

People’s Daily Online reported 10 minutes of charging can propel the train for 15.5 miles and each train will have a life-span of around 25 years.

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