Sunday, 22 January 2012
The Shanghai Maglev Train is a magnetic levitation train, or maglev line that operates in Shanghai, China. It is the first commercially operated high speed magnetic levitation line in the world. The train line was designed to connect Shanghai Pudong International Air Port and the outskirts of central Pudong where passengers could interchange to the Shanghai Metro. Construction of the line began in 1 March 2001 and public commercial service commenced on 1 January 2004. The top operational commercial speed of this train is 431 km/h making it the world's fastest train in regular commercial services.
Monday, 16 January 2012
The Glória Funicular is a funicular that links Baixa with Bairro Alto in Lisbon, Portugal. It is operated by Carris. The Glória Funicular was opened to the public on October 24, 1885. At first it was designed as a water powered system, then in 1886 it was replaced by a steam power one, and finally in 1915 it was electrified. In 2002 it was designated a National Monument.