Rubber tyred metro+.docx - Rubber-Tyred Metro http/www.railsystem.net/rubber-tyred-metro-2 A rubber-tyred metro is a form of rapid transit system that

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Rubber-Tyred Metro A rubber-tyred metro is a form of rapid transit system that uses a mix of road and rail technology. The vehicles have wheels with rubber tires which run on rolling pads inside guide bars for traction, as well as traditional railway steel wheels with deep flanges on steel tracks for guidance through conventional switches as well as guidance in case a tyre fails. Most rubber-tired trains are purpose-built and designed for the system on which they operate. Guided buses are sometimes referred to as ‘trams on tires’, and compared to rubber-tired metros. Figure 1. Sapporo metro Technology The vehicle is in the form of electric multiple unit, with power supplied by one, or both, of the guide bars, which thus also serves as the third rail (the current is not picked up through the horizontal wheels, but through a separate lateral pickup shoe).
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  • Fall '17
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  • Rapid transit, Montreal Metro, Rubber-tyred metro

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