Today, the sun is rising over a sleeping city, where the lights inside 13 new rapid transit stations are turning on and the first station staff make their way down the relatively unused escalators to prepare to open the platforms for the
Featured above: A Mark II train on the region’s existing Kelana Jaya Line It’s official: SkyTrain technology has been confirmed in Malaysia for a brand new, 36km rapid transit line to be built on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. The new ‘Klang
“SkyTrain technology” (linear motor propulsion, with automated operation) has been declared for a major investment in rail rapid transit in the outer boroughs of the city of Tokyo, Japan. With over 38 million people residing in the Greater Tokyo area,
A brand new rail rapid transit line in Sendai, Japan – which is using linear induction motor propulsion technology (“SkyTrain technology”) – is on track to open next year (2015), with final construction activities and train testing underway. The Tozai Line will
As you may recall, I departed Metro Vancouver in September of this year to pursue a scholarship-supported abroad studies program in Kyushu, Japan. My studies include a transportation research component – and through this, I initially received word that Okinawa would
UPDATE – 11th April 2015: SkyTrain technology has been CONFIRMED for the proposed Klang Valley Line. Today I bring you news from Malaysia! A news release from a few days ago reveals details of a new 36km SkyTrain line to
I recently updated my List of Linear Induction Motor rapid transit systems [LINK] list to reflect the opening of Guangzhou Metro’s Line 6 – the world’s newest “SkyTrain technology” line, adding 25km of linear motor trackage to Guangzhou’s Metro system.
A concise list of all current and future rapid transit lines using linear induction motor propulsion technology. There are over 20 in-service or proposed systems across 16 cities/metro areas. Less significant installations (i.e. non-urban rail) are not included. The list