Sunday, 22 January 2012

Shanghai Maglev Train, China

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

Elevador da Gloria, Lisbon, Portugal.

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.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Public Transport in Portland, U. S. A.

Among the many choices for public transportation in Portland are Max Light  Rail, Vintage Trolleys and modern Portland Streetcars.