Tests of a sightseeing panoramic train in China
In the south of China, in Yunnan province, the first experimental trips of a sightseeing panoramic electric train took place on a railway linking two popular tourist areas – the Old City of Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Yulongxueshan, the Jade Dragon Mountain with glaciers, listed as a key national scenic spot. The main peak of this mountain range is located at an altitude of 5596 m above sea level. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to zdmira.
On the 20.8 km line with several stations near tourist sites, the train will run at a maximum speed of 70 km/h. It takes 20 minutes to drive from downtown Lijiang to Yulongxueshan. This first line of urban rail transport in Lijiang will help to create additional opportunities for the delivery of tourists, reduce harmful emissions and turn it into a world-class tourist and cultural city.
Construction began in September 2020 and was carried out in high altitude conditions with rarefied air and the need to strictly comply with environmental protection rules.
The panoramic train features an innovative design. To ensure safe driving in harsh climates, the train is equipped with electric, hydraulic and magnetic rail brakes, as well as sand feeding equipment to improve traction. The train is adapted to run on lines with a maximum slope of 55 ‰ and curves with a radius of up to 50 m.
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