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China unveils World’s first track-less train that runs on virtual railways

China unveils World’s first track-less train that runs on virtual railways

The world’s first track-less trains began operations on October 23. The sporty train was first shown to the world in June and has been developed by one of the world’s largest train manufacturers, CRRC Corporation Limited. being cited as a hybrid between a bus and tram, the train runs on virtual railways that are represented by white lines and is 3.75 metres wide. The virtual train system is said to be much cheaper than the tram and subway system and the engineers are expecting this chic ride option to help beat the urban traffic.

The train itself endorses a sleek body with comfortable seating and runs on rubber wheels with a plastic core. The sensor technology helps the train in understanding the roads and helps the train to glide through. The operations on the road of Zhuzhou is a way of testing the smart trains, and several passengers were seen boarding the vehicle. The vehicle will begin full fledges operations in spring and the three compartment train can carry as many as 300 passengers comfortably through the city.
Feng Jianghua, chief engineer of the train was quoted saying that it would cost around 150 to 200 million yuan (Rs 147 to Rs 196 crore) to build one kilometre of the tramway in China while the virtual railway line would reduce the cost to 50 to 100 million Yuan ( Rs 49 to 98 crore). While these trains are currently run by motormen, the project also aims at making them automated in the near future.

World’s first track-less train:

  • China’s world’s first track-less train, that runs on virtual track is promoted as the ‘World’s First smart train’.  This train could travel at the speed of 70 kmph.
  • This train is called Autonomous Rail Transit (ART).
    This train was created to reduce urban traffic problems. This was developed by CRRC Corporation Limited.
    This train is a hybrid between a bus and tram.
  • It runs on virtual railways that are represented by white lines.
     This train is said to be much cheaper than the tram and subway system. It will begin full-fledged operations soon.
  • The train has three compartments and can carry 300 passengers.

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