Wuhan com­pany de­signs world's first ARTsys­tem

Changjiang Weekly - - TOP NEWS - By Han Wei

The world's first Au­tonomous Rail Rapid Tran­sit, or ART, sys­tem with vir­tual rail lines up to 3 kilo­me­ters long was launched on May 8 in Zhuzhou, Hu­nan. The China Rail­way Siyuan Sur­vey and De­sign Group, a com­pany head­quar­tered in Wuhan, has un­der­taken the sys­temic in­te­gra­tion of lines, sta­tions, com­mu­ni­ca­tion sig­nals, and park­ing lots.

Ac­cord­ing to the plan, the Zhuzhou ART sys­tem will be grad­u­ally built into a loop, in­te­grat­ing with reg­u­lar bus lines and BRT sys­tems. The ef­fi­cient in­te­gra­tion of these trans­port ser­vices aims to make the trans­fer a con­ve­nient "seam­less jour­ney."

The shape, length, and ca­pac­ity of the ART elec­tric ve­hi­cles can be ad­justed as needed in terms of pas­sen­ger flow like those in the Op­tics Val­ley. It also adopts a fast-charged bat­tery­pow­ered sys­tem with no over­head lines. The max de­sign speed is 70 kilo­me­ters per hour.

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