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Cirrus May 16, 2012 8:46 PM

Interesting transportation things
 
This thread is to share pictures & links that are sort of neat, but don't merit having an entire dedicated thread. Think of it as the Transportation subforum's Pinterest thread.

Remember to cite your images per SSP guidelines.

I'm going to sticky it for now. If it turns out to be an unpopular idea I'll unstick it later.

Cirrus May 16, 2012 8:49 PM

Wuppertal, Germany's super-cool rivertop monorail, built in 1897 and still in use today:

In 1913:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...LOC_03961u.jpg
Public domain image from US Library of Congress, via Wikipedia.


In 2007:

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6136/5...ba14e684_b.jpg
Image via flickr user Ian Fisher.

Cirrus May 16, 2012 9:13 PM

DC Metro track schematic:

http://mysite.verizon.net/cambronj/w...ematic_ars.gif
[i]Image via John Cambron.

Cirrus May 16, 2012 9:17 PM

A fun HotWheels ad.

http://i.imgur.com/7yFSv.jpg
Immediate source: Imgur. Original source unknown.

llamaorama May 16, 2012 10:11 PM

(secondary)Source: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/multi-track-drifting
original source not readily available it seems.

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/...ch01p16-17.png

volguus zildrohar May 16, 2012 10:23 PM

Philadelphia's Spring Garden Street Tunnel: A trolley tunnel then (1955, Art Museum on the top right)...

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4039/4...32c63986_z.jpg
Philadelphia 1955 Spring Garden St tunnel by petespix75, on Flickr

An automotive tunnel now:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3285/3...b75326c5_z.jpg
Spring Garden Tunnel by Arun Sundar, on Flickr

Swede May 17, 2012 8:03 AM

Kymlinge, Stockholm's ghost subway station. It's in a tunnel entrance, and the tracks re-enter tunnels on the other side of the narrow valley. Was supposed to be the heart of a new suburb, but those plans got stopped by the environmentalists in the 70s. So now it's a green semi-wild valley with a subway viaduct crossing it.

http://www.kynerd.net/Tunnelbanan/Kym1_020909.jpg
source: http://www.kynerd.net/Tunnelbanan/Kymlinge.html


http://www.kynerd.net/Tunnelbanan/KymI_020909.jpg
source: http://www.kynerd.net/Tunnelbanan/Kymlinge.html

http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/p...m/27186860.jpg
source: panoramio.com

http://www.kynerd.net/Tunnelbanan/Kym7_020909.jpg
source: http://www.kynerd.net/Tunnelbanan/Kymlinge.html

brickell May 17, 2012 5:01 PM

Like the idea, maybe we should have a check it out - transpo edition too. For all those actual newsy items that are too small to post.

And to add to the fun -

Miami's ghost platform

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2384/2...1170c6be_z.jpg
Miami MetroRail Ghost Platform Government Station by Dornoff Photography, on Flickr

M.K. May 17, 2012 8:30 PM

The Official BOMBARDIER Trains Company Office in Görlitz Germany. Depressive, but people work here in modern times !
It should have been total demolished since long time ...

Believe if you can. The 1849 building as abandonned factory is still used today, without any reconstruction... :rolleyes::sly::(

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3...diergrlitz.jpg
Source: Wikipedia.

I couldn't believe for a well named corporation company to be still in industrial revolution and in the called First World... :koko:

vid May 17, 2012 10:40 PM

Probably not interesting to many people here, but this is the preliminary route map for my city's new transit system.

SHiRO May 18, 2012 12:58 AM

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/com...d-cities/2033/

Swede May 18, 2012 6:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brickell (Post 5704170)
Like the idea, maybe we should have a check it out - transpo edition too. For all those actual newsy items that are too small to post.

And to add to the fun -

Miami's ghost platform

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2384/2...1170c6be_z.jpg
Miami MetroRail Ghost Platform Government Station by Dornoff Photography, on Flickr

What's the story behind it?

Quote:

Originally Posted by vid (Post 5704654)
Probably not interesting to many people here, but this is the preliminary route map for my city's new transit system.

Will it be any good? doesn't remind me of your ideas much tho.

brickell May 18, 2012 2:48 PM

This is a part of the main stop downtown. They added it during construction because they assumed an east/west line would eventually be built that terminated there. Of course, we're still waiting...

vid May 19, 2012 9:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Swede (Post 5705101)
What's the story behind it?


Will it be any good? doesn't remind me of your ideas much tho.

Our transit system is essentially a Customer Delivery System for our only shopping mall, and in that respect it will likely operate very well. I don't think it will be any more frequent than it already is though. It is simply responding to the fact that the middle part of the city has seen so much development that the existing plan isn't working anymore. This proposal may already be out of date as it ignores two areas that are about to see a development boom, an industrial park near the intersection of the two main highways and reclaimed brownfield on our waterfront.

GovernadorValadares May 24, 2012 1:18 AM

Great new guys.

:cheers::cheers:

seaskyfan Jun 18, 2012 3:46 AM

Construction Updates on Seattle's King Street Station. They're on the final phase which is the restoration of the main hall. The slideshow at the link show's how most of the interior has been gutted - they've been able to save the ceiling (which has been covered with a dropped ceiling for 40 or so years).

http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/kingstreet.htm

bobdreamz Jul 6, 2012 4:40 AM

's when he said;5704170]Like the idea, maybe we should have a check it out - transpo edition too. For all those actual newsy items that are too small to post.

And to add to the fun -

Miami's ghost platform

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2384/2...1170c6be_z.jpg
Miami MetroRail Ghost Platform Government Station by Dornoff Photography, on Flickr[/QUOTE]

Ronald Reagan killed Metrorail in Miami when he said it would have been better off to "chaufer" commuters in Limos than public transit!
Thank You "Jello Brains!

Swede Jul 6, 2012 7:03 AM

A map of unbuilt NYC subway lines: link

Derek Jul 6, 2012 7:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vid (Post 5704654)
Probably not interesting to many people here, but this is the preliminary route map for my city's new transit system.

Oh, it's so......cute. :ack:

Derek Jul 6, 2012 7:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M.K. (Post 5704480)
The Official BOMBARDIER Trains Company Office in Görlitz Germany. Depressive, but people work here in modern times !
It should have been total demolished since long time ...

Believe if you can. The 1849 building as abandonned factory is still used today, without any reconstruction... :rolleyes::sly::(

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3...diergrlitz.jpg
Source: Wikipedia.

I couldn't believe for a well named corporation company to be still in industrial revolution and in the called First World... :koko:




Why fix it if it's not broken? I think that's kind of cool. :tup:

vid Jul 6, 2012 9:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Derek (Post 5757750)
Oh, it's so......cute. :ack:

The cutest part is that the land use layer is sitting on top of the water later! GIS Fail! :whip:

Rail>Auto Jul 7, 2012 8:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M.K. (Post 5704480)
The Official BOMBARDIER Trains Company Office in Görlitz Germany. Depressive, but people work here in modern times !
It should have been total demolished since long time ...

Believe if you can. The 1849 building as abandonned factory is still used today, without any reconstruction... :rolleyes::sly::(

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3...diergrlitz.jpg
Source: Wikipedia.

I couldn't believe for a well named corporation company to be still in industrial revolution and in the called First World... :koko:

That literally looks like a death camp.

bunt_q Jul 7, 2012 2:49 PM

Thunder Bay, I love it. As Patrick Swayze says, "You don't want stitches in Thunder Bay."

Ahem...transportation, right. I personally love transportation chaos (hard to find in North America). Ordered chaos is even better. Multimodal ordered chaos, the best. One example I happen to have handy:

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...n/d928299b.jpg

Cirrus Jul 7, 2012 5:01 PM

Needs a helipad.

Derek Jul 7, 2012 5:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cirrus (Post 5758982)
Needs a helipad.


And a seaplane landing.

bunt_q Jul 7, 2012 5:41 PM

Who says I wasn't standing on the helipad? Or, umm, flying the sea plane? :)

vid Jul 7, 2012 6:31 PM

The sea plane base in my city can accommodate boats, so as long as that river is long enough and clear enough, sea planes could totally work there. And he very well could be on a helipad.

Swede Jul 7, 2012 6:39 PM

It's not a river, though. It's the Bosphorus ;)

bunt_q Jul 7, 2012 6:45 PM

I think the only barrier to sea planes in dear old Constantinople is the insane boat traffic.

M.K. Jul 25, 2012 2:23 PM

http://www.superjetinternational.com...interjet/2012/

Quote:

Farnborough, July 10, 2012

Five options converted into firm SuperJet International (SJI) – a joint venture between Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company, and Sukhoi Holding – announced today that its launch western customer Interjet has converted its five SukhoiSuperjet 100 (SSJ100) options into firm orders.

In January 2011 SuperJet International signed a contract with Interjet for the purchase of 15 SSJ100 plus 5 options. All SSJ100 aircraft will be in a 93 seat configuration, basic version. Based on the aircraft list price, the value of the 20 aircraft order is approximately 700 million USD.

Interjet’s first SSJ100 will arrive in Venice (Italy) at SuperJet International’s Headquarters in August 2012.The aircraft will be completed, customized and delivered by the end of the year at the SJI completion center in Venice. SJI is developing the EASA STC for the interiors’ installation, which will be marked by Pininfarina Italian Style.

“We are very proud of this result because it confirms the strong belief of Interjet in the SSJ100 productand services – states Nazario Cauceglia, Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet International – Interjet is our first western customer and is a high-efficiency airline with a growing network. SJI is working intensively to guarantee the maximum level of quality and services. We believe that this deal will provide boost to oursales in the western markets”.

“We are delighted to add five additional SSJ100 to our network – states Miguel Aleman Velasco, Chairman of Interjet – we are keenly aware of the competitive advantage of the SSJ100 in the 100 segment because of its outstanding characteristics in terms of quality, comfort and operational costs. We firmly believe that the SSJ100 is a technologically advanced aircraft which provides the maximum efficiency in the high altitude/high temperature typical of Mexico and fits with Interjet’s high standards”.

SJI also signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to appoint Interjet Toluca’s facility as a“SJI Authorized Service Center” for the provisioning of base and line maintenance on the SSJ100. Therefore the Interjet Toluca facility will benefit from the support of SJI to provide in-house and third party SSJ100 operators with airframe maintenance.
This agreement is a further sign of the solid relationship Interjet and SJI have established since 2011 when the companies entered into a 10 years per-flight-hour based “SuperCare” Agreement to ensure the most qualified SSJ100 after-sales support.

In April 2012, the SSJ100 aircraft obtained Mexican Certification confirming its compliance with the requirements of the Mexican Aviation Authority.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 program represents the most important industrial partnership between the Russian Federation and the rest of the world in the civil aviation sector.
http://www.siriusmillenium.com/resou...jetProfile.png Link
http://www.siriusmillenium.com/resou...riorPanels.png Link

Cirrus Jul 26, 2012 2:00 PM

Lego bridge:

http://arrestedmotion.com/wp-content...07/lego_01.jpg

http://arrestedmotion.com/wp-content...07/lego_03.jpg

http://arrestedmotion.com/wp-content...07/lego_04.jpg

source

Cirrus Sep 13, 2012 2:55 PM

This thread did not take off. I'm going to de-sticky it.

Busy Bee Sep 13, 2012 4:21 PM

This is really the thread that alot aof M A R K 's postings should be. All these new thread starts for random transport related news clippings that just get buried in a week are getting ridiculous. M A R K, if you're listening, please start posting your much appreciated articles here instead!!! :)

M.K. Oct 12, 2012 12:53 PM

The transfer of the 1911 PEKING from New York to Hamburg
 
Quote:

Legendäres SchiffVeermaster "Peking" wieder nach Hamburg? New York will die legendäre "Peking" der Reederei Laeisz loswerden. Hansestadt zeigt Interesse, aber die Restaurierung wird teuer.
http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1196/4...bbb62f87_z.jpg Abendblatt
Quote:

Das Schiff gilt als eine Hamburger Legende. Seit fast 40 Jahren liegt die Viermastbark "Peking" an einem Museumspier in New York. Und seit etwa 40 Jahren gibt es immer wieder Bestrebungen von Hamburgern, den Windjammer als Museumsschiff an die Elbe zu holen. Jetzt besteht eine reale Möglichkeit dafür. Das South Street Seaport Museum ist in Finanznot geraten, musste sogar kurzfristig schließen und hatte alle seine Schiffsoldtimer eingemottet.
Seit einigen Monaten gibt es dort nun ein neues Management - aber keinen Platz für einen so großen Windjammer, und vor allem kein Geld mehr für dringend benötigte Reparaturen an der "Peking". Das Schiff soll nun an Hamburg verschenkt werden, berichten New Yorker Zeitungen. Dorthin, wo die "Peking" 1911 bei Blohm + Voss vom Stapel gelaufen war.
Eine ehrenamtliche Crew hat bereits tonnenweise Ausrüstung und Schrott aus dem Rumpf geholt, damit der Segler transportfähig ist. Im Mai schon sollte die immerhin 115 Meter lange "Peking" mit einem Schwergutschiff die Reise zurück über den Atlantik antreten, so die Idee der New Yorker.
Doch noch gestaltet sich die Schenkung schwierig: Nach Abendblatt-Information hat sich eine Hamburger Delegation unter Beteiligung der Stiftung Hamburg Maritim vor Ort den Stahlrumpf bereits genau angesehen und Experten von Blohm + Voss und dem "Schiffs-TÜV", dem Germanischen Lloyd, dazu eingeschaltet. Für etliche Zehntausend Euro kam das Schiff dann sogar ins Dock und offenbarte einen üblen Zustand: "Papierdünn" sei der Stahl an manchen Stellen, weil er während der New Yorker Zeit nie aus dem Wasser gekommen sei.
Ein Millionenbetrag wäre fällig, um erste grobe Reparaturen vornehmen zu können. Ein zweistelliger Millionenbetrag müsste vermutlich noch einmal in die Restaurierung investiert werden. Abgesehen von der hohen Unterhaltskosten, die ein solcher historischer Segler erfordert, der noch einmal fast 20 Meter länger ist als der Museums-Windjammer "Rickmer Rickmers", den Hamburg bereits hat.
Noch fehlt für die Finanzierung offenbar ein tragfähiges Konzept. Und auch mögliche Sponsoren, die immer wieder ins Gespräch gebracht werden, halten sich bedeckt. So wie etwa die Reederei F. Laeisz, zur deren legendärer Flying-P-Liner-Flotte die "Peking" einst gehörte. "Wir würden uns engagieren", sagt Reedereichef Niko Schües. Allerdings müsste geklärt sein, wie das Schiff heil nach Hamburg kommt, wie ein Finanzierungskonzept aussieht und wie ein wirtschaftlicher Betrieb gesichert werden könnte. "Und davon sind wir derzeit noch weit entfernt."
Auch Professor Peter Tamm, Gründer des Internationalen Maritimen Museums in Hamburg, ist skeptisch gegenüber einer möglichen Rückholaktion. "Das Thema ist ja nicht neu, und ich glaube, dass die ,Peking' die Überfahrt nicht durchhalten wird."
Allerdings gilt die "Peking" als besonderes Schiff für Hamburg. Die SPD-Bürgerschaftsabgeordnete und promovierte Schiffshistorikern Melanie Leonhard, die selbst für das Museumsschiff "Rickmer Rickmers" arbeitet, hatte sich die "Peking" privat noch im März angesehen und berichtet ebenfalls von schweren Schäden: Für Hamburg habe die "Peking" aber auch eine ganz besondere Bedeutung, sagt sie. Nicht nur weil sie für eine Hamburger Reederei gefahren ist und bei einer Hamburger Werft gebaut worden war. Noch in der Zeit bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg sei Hamburg ein bedeutender Segelschiffhafen gewesen, als andere Häfen schon längst von Dampfschiffen dominiert wurden, sagt die Historikerin. So wurde die "Peking" vor allem als Frachtschiff gebaut, das Massengüter zwischen Europa und Chile transportierte und damit auch um Kap Hoorn segeln musste.
Sie gehörte damit zu den legendären Flying-P-Linern der Hamburger Reederei. Diese Schiffe galten trotz der extremen Seebedingungen vor der Südspitze Amerikas als besonders sicher und schnell. Erst 1926 lief mit der "Padua" der letzte dieser legendären Hamburger Windjammer vom Stapel. Sie ist heute als russisches Segelschulschiff "Krusenstern" oft Gast im Hamburger Hafen. Erhalten sind auch noch die P-Liner "Passat" in Travemünde sowie die frühere "Pommern" in Finnland. Und eben die "Peking".
Der Viermaster war 1932 zunächst nach England verkauft worden, um ihn als Schulschiff zu nutzen. Später wurde das Schiff Marine-Unterkunft. 1974 schließlich wurde die "Peking" versteigert und schließlich von London nach New York geschleppt, wo das Rigg mit seinen gelben Masten originalgetreu wieder aufgebaut wurde. Und wo auch wieder der Name des alten Heimhafens auf Heck gemalt wurde.
Wenn die "Peking" nun einen Sponsor fände, der sie dorthin zurückholt, sieht Schiffshistorikerin Leonhard keine Gefahr für andere Museumsschiffe: "Das wäre keine Konkurrenz, sondern eine Bereicherung."
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Ausschnitt.png
http://img1.etsystatic.com/006/1/663...97609_a95a.jpg
http://www.tug44.org/hudson.river/so...eaport-museum/
http://www.esys.org/bigship/peking-heck-hq.jpg

yankeesfan1000 Oct 12, 2012 2:15 PM

An annual Nostalgic tradition for the MLB playoffs
By Benjamin Kabak

http://secondavenuesagas.com/wp-cont...9/image003.jpg

"... A four-car special will depart Grand Central on the IRT express tracks and provide non-stop service up to 161st St.-Yankee Stadium. Tonight and tomorrow, the trains leave at 6:30 p.m., and on Friday, if the game is necessary, the ride departs from 42nd St. at 4 p.m."

PHOTOS: The 1917 Nostalgia Train Rides Again — Express to the Bronx
By Kate Hinds | 10/10/2012 – 8:15 pm

http://transportationnation.org/wp-c...lgiatrain7.jpg

http://transportationnation.org/wp-c...lgiatrain3.jpg

http://transportationnation.org/wp-c...lgiatrain4.jpg

http://transportationnation.org/wp-c...lgiatrain5.jpg

http://transportationnation.org/wp-c...lgiatrain2.jpg

http://transportationnation.org/wp-c...lgiatrain6.jpg

http://transportationnation.org/wp-c...giatrain11.jpg

http://transportationnation.org/wp-c...giatrain12.jpg

http://transportationnation.org/wp-c...lgiatrain8.jpg

M.K. Oct 19, 2012 7:42 PM

Quote:

Overheard: QE2 To Be Scrapped?

on 17 October 2012.
According to reports coming out of the UK and Dubai, where she is berthed, the Queen Elizabeth 2 may be scrapped. The classic ocean liner was placed in Dubai when she retired, with owners buying her from Cunard Line and Carnival Corporation with sights set on turning her into a hotel and landmark. With the financial crisis following after her retirement, little progress has been made, and the latest rumors circulating are that the owners are now accepting offers to scrap the vessel.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/...94_964x654.jpg

Metro-One Oct 19, 2012 8:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bunt_q (Post 5758885)
Thunder Bay, I love it. As Patrick Swayze says, "You don't want stitches in Thunder Bay."

Ahem...transportation, right. I personally love transportation chaos (hard to find in North America). Ordered chaos is even better. Multimodal ordered chaos, the best. One example I happen to have handy:

Well Waterfront station in Metro Vancouver is not bad for a mid sized north American city, it is the terminus for 3 metro Lines,a commuter rail Line, a sea bus, numerous bus routes, and is surrounded by a heli pad, sea plane terminal, and cruise ship terminal.

M.K. Oct 24, 2012 1:25 PM

The Start of A350 Production...
 
Please use Google Translator to understand...:rolleyes:

Quote:

08:09
Flugzeugbau

Airbus startet Produktion des Langstreckenjets A350

Die Endmontagelinie wurde in Toulouse offiziell eröffnet. Der neue Hoffnungsträger ist auch in Hamburg ein Motor für die Beschäftigung.

Von Volker Mester
Foto: DAPD http://www.abendblatt.de/img/wirtsch...us-350-XWB.jpg
Der Airbus 350 besteht zu 53 Prozent aus leichten Kohlefaserwerkstoffen. Dank des niedrigen Gewichts soll der Jet 25 Prozent weniger Treibstoff verbrauchen

Multimedia

http://www.abendblatt.de/img/DC/crop...t-Toulouse.jpg
Der Airbus A350




Links Hamburg. Wenn es um Airbus geht, ist die hohe Politik meist mit im Boot - und für Frankreich gilt das ganz besonders. So war es auch gestern in Toulouse bei der Eröffnung der Endmontagelinie für den Hoffnungsträger des Konzerns, den mittelgroßen Langstreckenjet A350: Der französische Ministerpräsident Jean-Marc Ayrault ließ sich von Firmenchef Fabrice Brégier durch die für 140 Millionen Euro errichtete Halle führen. 1500 Beschäftigte sollen dort später bei Vollauslastung der Produktion arbeiten. "Während so viele andere reduzieren müssen, stellen wir weiter ein, investieren und expandieren", sagte Brégier.

Auch wenn die A350-Jets in Toulouse zusammengebaut werden, sind die norddeutschen Standorte eng in die Fertigung des Fliegers, der im nächsten Sommer erstmals abheben soll, eingebunden: In Hamburg entstehen die hinteren und mittleren Rumpfabschnitte, zudem wird die komplette Kabinenausstattung und der Rumpf entwickelt (s. Grafik). Das Werk in Stade liefert das Seitenleitwerk sowie die Oberschale der Tragfläche. Airbus in Bremen entwickelt die Hochauftriebssysteme (unter anderem sind das die Landeklappen) und rüstet die aus Großbritannien angelieferten Flügel aus.

Die Entwicklung und Fertigung der Teile für den A350 sei "für Hamburg ein extrem wichtiger Motor für Beschäftigung, sowohl im gewerblich-technischen Bereich wie auch bei den Ingenieuren", sagte Firmensprecher Florian Seidel. Auch in Hamburg war für die Arbeiten am A350 eine neue Halle errichtet worden. "Erstmals im Unternehmen fügen wir hier große Rumpfsektionen aus Kohlefaserwerkstoff zusammen", erklärte Seidel. "Das erfordert ganz neue Fertigkeiten und Prozesse. Diese Technologie ist eines der Standbeine für die langfristige Zukunft von Airbus."

Tatsächlich bedeutet der A350 für Airbus einen Technologiesprung: Das Flugzeug besteht zu 53 Prozent aus den leichten Kohlefaserwerkstoffen - beim A380 waren es erst 22 Prozent. Dank des niedrigen Gewichts, modernsten Triebwerken und einer ausgefeilten Aerodynamik soll der Jet 25 Prozent weniger Treibstoff verbrauchen als vergleichbare Maschinen bisheriger Bauart. Das erste flugfähige Exemplar wird derzeit in Toulouse montiert. Die erste Auslieferung an einen Kunden ist für 2014 vorgesehen.
Zwar sind die Stückzahlen, in denen der Langstreckenjet künftig gebaut wird, erheblich geringer als die der kleinen Maschinen der A320-Familie. Doch der A350 ist nicht weniger wichtig für Airbus: Das entsprechende Segment stellt gemessen am Wert 44 Prozent des Marktes in den kommenden 20 Jahren. In diesem Zeitraum werden nach Schätzung des Unternehmens 6500 Maschinen dieser Kategorie von beiden großen Herstellern benötigt.

Dabei produziert Airbus den A350 in drei unterschiedlich langen Varianten, denn man will gleich zwei Boeing-Baureihen Konkurrenz machen: dem ebenfalls in Kohlefasertechnologie gebauten Modell 787 Dreamliner, das seit einem Jahr im Liniendienst steht, sowie dem größeren, älteren Typ 777.

Insgesamt liegen bei Airbus 558 Bestellungen von 34 Kunden für den A350 vor. Die Lufthansa hat sich allerdings noch nicht zwischen den Angeboten von Airbus und Boeing entschieden, Air Berlin hat den Dreamliner geordert. Die Entwicklungskosten des A350 werden auf zehn Milliarden Euro geschätzt; einen Teil davon steuern die vier Länder mit Airbus-Werken (Deutschland, Frankreich, Großbritannien, Spanien) in Form von Krediten bei.

Mit Blick darauf konnte es sich Ministerpräsident Ayrault gestern nicht verkneifen, die Deutschen indirekt zu mahnen: Es sei wichtig, dass die europäischen Airbus-Partnerländer ihre Verpflichtungen für den A350 vollständig erfüllten, sagte er. Doch Deutschland hält derzeit 600 Millionen Euro der Anschubfinanzierung für den Jet zurück, wie die Nachrichtenagentur Reuters aus Regierungskreisen in Berlin erfahren hatte. Grund sei, dass Airbus bestimmte Zusagen nicht eingehalten habe, was die Aufteilung der Arbeit auf die nationalen Standorte angeht.

Versöhnliche Worte fand dagegen Roger Béteille, der als einer der Gründungsväter von Airbus gilt. "Der Erfolg von Airbus ist ein konkretes Beispiel dafür, wie europäische Partner durch enge Zusammenarbeit unglaubliche Dinge erreichen können (...)", sagte der 91-Jährige, nach dem die A350-Endmontagehalle benannt wurde, auf der Feier.

M.K. Oct 24, 2012 6:03 PM

The infantile painting of the new NCL NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY.
And has people paying lot of money for those shitty results......
Why am I not a lucky artist like this guy?..............................

http://parkwestgallery.files.wordpre...-peter-max.jpg
Source
Btw, the ship is structurally completed at Meyer Werft in Pappenburg and it is floating.
http://www.buildingbreakaway.ncl.com...ay_MG_8714.jpg
Source: NCL & Meyer Werft

M.K. Oct 30, 2012 6:07 AM

Captain of the cruise ship DEUTSCHLAND dismissed, because several issues against the ship holder, the ship probably will be sold to Corea and then the flag goes Malta.

fflint Nov 1, 2012 9:14 PM

Some might find this interesting: due to a combination of one-time variables, it is entirely possible the Bay Area yesterday had the nation's busiest light rail system and third-busiest heavy rail system.

Due to the Giants' victory parade in downtown SF, BART had 568,061 exits and Muni Metro (light rail) had over 250,000 exits. Due to this week's storm surge, New York wasn't running trains yesterday. The most recent APTA report has DC and Chicago with higher average weekday riders on their heavy rail systems, Boston heavy rail at 540k and Boston light rail (which is normally the nation's busiest system) at 248k.

M.K. Nov 2, 2012 1:54 PM


It says that even the Project in HH city to be cancelled from Altona, an Italian Company would like to build it from Hafencity till the future Garden Demonstration. Actually from Altona would be in middle river Elbe, where upto 70m high ships would cross that cables, it means, the pillars should have been some 100m high, as in Altona is not a big hill. Then now from Hafencity seems lower, where big ships do not pass below. Well, anyway the project is unnecessary for sure, but brings a parallel turistic transportation to the poor areas of city.


M II A II R II K Nov 10, 2012 5:32 PM

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M II A II R II K Nov 12, 2012 10:41 PM

Swimming To Work In London?

Read More: http://thecityfix.com/blog/friday-fu...ork-in-london/

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The Lido Line, a proposed reinvention of the underused Regent’s Canal, would have commuters breast stroke, dog paddle and butterfly the 8.6-kilometer (about 5.3-miles) length of the waterway through the heart of central London. The Capital of the Britons, not known for its warm weather, would convert the waterway into an ice-speedway for skating commuters during the winter months.

- The design firm who proposed the Lido Line, Y/N Studio, came up second in Architizer Magazine’s “High Line for London” contest. The proposal was bested by a design for a “low line”, a repurposing of unused tunnels for pedestrians and gardens. The subterranean version of New York’s High Line is perhaps more Middle Earth than down to earth. While dreaming of the frigid, hour’s long swim to work, perhaps a real world alternative for us dreamers might just be the bike ride to work across one of London’s gorgeous – if not dreamy – robin’s egg blue cycle superhighways.

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M II A II R II K Nov 13, 2012 7:25 PM

Mathematicians suggest new way for aircraft boarding

Read More: http://www.sciencewa.net.au/topics/s...-boarding.html

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RESEARCHERS from Curtin University and Beihang University in Beijing have come up with a new ‘third way’ to improve airplane boarding. Lead researcher Dr Tie-Qiao Tang said while modelling had previously been done on factors such as luggage congestion, routing, and takeoff runway scheduling, his study was the first to look at boarding. He said the area could help an industry under constant pressure to increase efficiency.

“Air passenger transportation in China has increased to 200 million in 2010 from less than 10 million in 1950. However, the increase of the supply of air transportation is much slower than that of its demand. Thus, in practice, certain conflicts between supply and demand often occur, leading to airline congestions, passenger-luggage congestions and mixed traffic problems,” Dr Tang said. He said researchers created models using pedestrian flow theory that compared three styles of boarding: random boarding; the current boarding system of assigned seating; and the new way that took into account passengers’ individual properties, such as maximum speed and luggage.

“Each passenger has their own individual properties. For example, each passenger’s luggage has a different attribution and thus has different influences on boarding behaviour; the time that the passenger’s ticket is checked at the gate is different; the time that the passenger deals with his or her carried luggage is different; seat conflicts have different effects on the passenger. Each passenger has a different optimal speed, maximum speed and safe distance.” Results showed random boarding was the most inefficient, with queue-jumping, aisle congestions and jams before the gate as well as between the gate desk and plane.

Boarding by assigned seating was better, but still inefficient, as only passengers in the front of the queue could board at their ‘maximum speed’ and seat conflicts occurred. However, the new third way – with seat numbers assigned based on the passenger’s optimal speed, the attributions of their carried luggage and tickets checked automatically using electronic equipment at the gate so as to avoid slowdowns in motion – was proven optimal, with no congestion, jams, overtaking, queue jumping, seat conflict or wasted time. While Dr Tang said no airline had yet agreed to put the theory into practice, he is open to collaborations to make the ‘third way’ a travel reality.

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M II A II R II K Nov 13, 2012 11:14 PM

This DIY Traffic Counter Could Change Everything About Transportation Planning

Read More: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/com...planning/3846/

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Thanks to Nate Silver, the results of Tuesday’s elections are being widely viewed as an affirmation of data wonkery, proof that non-ideological number crunching leads to solid analysis of real-time situations. But the question remains: How do we get more of this good data? Not just about politics, but about the real-world problems that politics are supposed to solve?

- The little orange gizmo with a tube attached is called TrafficCOM (that’s COM for “community” and “computer”), and it allows users to measure the volume, rate, and speed of traffic on any street, then upload the data for immediate sharing. Khawarzad says he and Ullrich began developing TrafficCOM on a recent trip to Moscow, where sustainable transportation advocates had invited them to help figure out where that traffic-choked city could put bike lanes. Khawarzad says he realized that they needed solid data on traffic conditions to begin making recommendations, and the project began evolving from there. They received key support, in the form of a small stipend and some feedback, after being invited to participate in the recent San Franscisco Urban Prototyping Festival.

- Here’s how it works: You can buy a TrafficCOM device for $139 (traditional traffic-counting devices cost about a thousand bucks). That gets you a pre-assembled device that is ready to use out of the box. Follow instructions about where to set it up, and you can be counting traffic right away. When you’re done, connect to your computer with a USB cable and upload the data, which will be mapped on the TrafficCOM site. That data is then accessible to anyone who wants to use it, a key feature in the minds of TrafficCOM's creators. Khawarzad thinks his device will be useful for community groups, neighborhood associations, and advocacy organizations who are concerned about the impact of traffic on their streets and want to pursue solutions, but who have been frustrated by the impenetrability of the processes surrounding traffic planning.

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Cirrus Nov 14, 2012 4:54 AM

"Change everything about transportation planning"?

That's some serious hyperbole. More data is nice, but this changes basically nothing at all.

Cirrus Nov 15, 2012 4:29 PM

A guy named Constantine Hannaher made these Lego models of DC-area transit vehicles. Here's his website.

Metrorail:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3573/3...34c_z.jpg?zz=1

VRE commuter rail:
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4104/4...0237aa57_z.jpg

MARC commuter rail:
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WMATA local bus:
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6059/6...2eecb37e_z.jpg

WMATA MetroExtra (express) bus:
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6212/6...3c558ff3_z.jpg

Old style WMATA bus (retired paint scheme but you still see it a lot):
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6034/6...39c5e798_z.jpg

Fairfax Connector bus:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7259/7...de79e561_z.jpg

Arlington Transit bus:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7238/7...e65a0cfd_z.jpg

Richmond Highway Express:
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6111/6...3721f358_z.jpg

vid Nov 15, 2012 10:57 PM

Nice! :tup:

M II A II R II K Nov 20, 2012 11:06 PM

Tokyo: The World’s Most Uncomfortable Commute

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