Important Features of the Guideway Transit System
A revolutionary new advancement in mass transit provides for safe movement in metropolitan areas.
provides for a high passenger carrying capacity (18,000
~ 360,000 persons per hour (adjustable)) by
ensuring a high-frequency service resulting from non-stop high-speed running of vehicles within the structure.
It solves traffic and passenger congestion by using a network of underground or aboveground guideways.
It enables vehicles to start, stop, merge, and branch
automatically at controlled speeds to convey passengers
directly to their ultimate destination.
The optimum use will entail using 'dual mode' operation.
This will be possible by running on the guideway cars
that employ an automatic driving device.
It is cost effective, increases capacity and efficiency,
ends traffic congestion because of its high capacity, and
Description of the Guideway Transit System
The following provides a brief outline of a revolutionary
new advance for the movement of individuals in
metropolitan areas: the guideway transit system. This has a high passenger carrying capacity of 18,000 to
360,000 people per hour, which is achievable because of the guideway structure. It also allows for
high-frequency running, as on a conventional highway, but this is not achieved by increasing the seating capacity.
Multiple terminals are installed at the ends of branched
guideways, and these have several berths arranged such
that they can receive and dispatch a large number of vehicles to ensure a high-frequency service.
The interchanges of a two-layered guideway are structured
with left-turn ramps having a large radius by
means of twisted ramps. This structure enables high-speed passing, and facilitates construction in urban areas,
because of the small size of interchange that can be achieved.
The primary object of this transit system is to solve
traffic and passenger congestion. The invention uses a
computerized system of processors and sensors that safely directs passengers to their ultimate destination.
The capacity is determined by the following factors:
the use of 5-20 seat cars,
0.5-5 s headway time,
1-5 lanes per direction,
a regular non-stop speed of 54-126 km/h,
a 5-2000 km guideway network length, and
a capacity of 18,000-360,000 ppdph.
The guideway can be constructed either underground or
overhead to form a wide road. We recommend using
5-seat cars, a 1 s headway time, three lanes per direction, a regular non-stop speed of 108 km/h, a 400 km
lattice network, a capacity of 120,000 ppdph, and an underground construction.
models of cars that have an automatic driving device
fitted can be used on the guideway.
Privately-owned cars will also be able to run on the guideway when equipped with 'Dual mode' capability,
this will achieve 'door-to-door' service for a large city, and this 'Dual mode' operation provides the optimal solution.
This transit will provide the best transport system because of:
its high capacity,
non-stop high-speed movement,
the use of 'dual mode' operation,
the ability to provide a 'door-to-door' service,
the system's suitability for a large city, and
the possibility of extension to adjacent regions.
Since the development of new types of vehicles specific to the guideway and small-scale production are likely to be a very expensive, cars of existing models are used for this guideway transit as on an expressway.
This systems had hold U. S Partent (6.318.274).
The new-terminal that is developed recently is miniturized terminal, and it can be built at every requested buildings in urban area!
The high capacity of the transit system will help to end traffic congestion in large metropolitan conurbations.
This system is a well-designed and fully functional transit system.