In recent years, light rail systems have become a popular new type of public transport. With their sleek and modern design, they are quick, efficient, and economical. While there may be many questions about how a light rail system works, this article will explore some of the major components involved in turning energy into motion.
First off, a light rail is essentially an electric vehicle that uses a set of metal rails to move it forward or backward by running on them at high speeds in order to propel it forward again. In order to accommodate these tracks, the track must be long.
The tracks can also be expanded or reduced in size using a series of switches or a bendy path, allowing the vehicle to move in many different directions. The width of the rails can be as wide as anything between 0.6 and 1.7 meters, depending on the size of the vehicle and whether it is a light rail or not.
Next, numerous support poles are spaced at intervals along both sides of the track for balance. These poles also have a series of metal wires attached to them to ensure that the vehicle is positioned directly above the tracks. The poles are usually about 3.6 meters apart on standard light rail and 5 meters apart on high-speed rail.
In order for the vehicles to move along these rails at high speeds, they must be powered in some way or another. In the case of a moving vehicle, a motor must be used to propel it forward or backward along its path. In the case of a stationary vehicle, there must be some sort of generator that can supply the car with power.
In either case, this generator is usually placed below the tracks. The generator produces power by using some sort of prime mover such as a gas turbine. This gas turbine is attached to an electric motor that creates enough power to move the vehicle forward or backward along the rails.
Finally, there must be a few safety precautions in place for both pedestrians and passengers onboard these vehicles. There must be a barrier that separates the moving vehicle from the train and a set of safety bars that keep passengers from falling off as they move at top speeds. Also, there must be a barricade in place to prevent trains from colliding with each other.
Although light rail systems are new and only recently have started to be implemented in major cities around the world, this form of public transportation will likely continue to expand into new cities around the world for many years to come.
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