Waverail Questions & Answers

January 15, 2010

What track points does Waverail need?

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 9:28 am

by Rabelaisien »   – 05 Jan 2010 on social network  Lineoz  Transport & mobilite urbain  http://www.lineoz.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7877&p=259835&hilit=waverail#p259835

Dans le systeme Waverail, le roulement se fait apparemment sur des rails normaux, il n’y a pas de dérivation, tout le convoi passe sur la voie où embarquent et débarquent les usagers. Il faudrait demander des précisions sur le systéme d’aiguillage.

reply by SCHILTEC:

Waverail uses the same track as conventional trams and that includes the points.

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December 18, 2009

What will you say to the family who loses one of theirs on the light rail system?

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 10:06 am

by Michael McBride — 18Dec09 as a comment on https://waverail.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/54/#comments

We are in a 3 dimensional world and it’s time that we looked at our overall environment, safety must be crucial to any system. Unfortunately for proponents of light rail I have just one question to ask. What will you say to the family who loses one of theirs on the light rail system? It is statistically proven to be at 3.49 deaths per 1,000,000km.

SCHILTEC:

An authority answer to this must rest with safety regulater. Of influence are (a) details of corridor segregation and (b) the traffic rules and enforcements applicable. (more…)

Your … trams? train? what is it?

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 3:00 am

by s on Railpage Australia Forum Trams and Light Rail 17Dec09 http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11354415.htm 

 So I supposing batman will be setting up base on your.. erm.. trams? train? what is it?

SCHILTEC:

A system that is 100% segregated is normally called Light Rail or S Rail in Europe.  A system that is completely not segregated is called a tram.  For partially segregated system the terminology is open. (more…)

So I suppose batman will be setting up base on your trams?

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 2:10 am

by s on Railpage Australia Forum Trams and Light Rail 17Dec09 http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11354415.htm 

 Though I do love they list “Villain-free” on their website. So I supposing batman will be setting up base on your.. erm.. trams? train? what is it?

SCHILTEC:

1  With the Waverail system boarding is supervised by the ‘Maitre de cabine’. He/she has the power to refuse boarding to a person deemed unruly or deemed to possibly become unruly.  (more…)

Reduced journey time is best obtained by better junction priority, grade segregation and acceleration.

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 1:17 am

by p on Railpage Australia Forum Trams and Light Rail 17Dec09 http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11354415.htm 

SCHILTEC:

Trams are now around for 110 years and delivery speed has increased from 10km/h to around 20km/h; and that includes ‘partially segregated systems’. (more…)

If you’re going to pay all those drivers to drive separate vehicles you may as well triple the service frequency…

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 12:30 am

by p on Railpage Australia Forum Trams and Light Rail 17Dec09 http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11354415.htm 

This really is the furthest out of the wacky PT concepts I’ve seen proposed. How are they going to pay for all of those extra drivers?

SCHILTEC:

A Waverail ‘drivers’ drives only around 5% of his/her time, that is around two start stop cycles per h. During 95% of the time she/he is ‘Maitre de cabine’ (more…)

December 17, 2009

Is this a reincarnation of the Riverina Express or the Victorian Railways Tramways style of operation?

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 6:04 am

From: John Wayman
Date: Mon, 14-Dec-2009
on social network TramsDownUnder http://tdu.to/111656.msg

SCHILTEC:

I am unsure about those styles.

Waverail is an independent development but there is a similarity to the Slip Coach system used in UK long ago

If you don’t move to the right car then you will either be under carried or overcarried.

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 5:57 am

From: John Wayman
Date: Mon, 14-Dec-2009
on social network TramsDownUnder http://tdu.to/111656.msg

 I can’t see passengers wanting to change cars to the correct one for their destination when in motion either.

SCHILTEC:

Waverail depends on and will require a certain change in habits and an effort. This is a downside, but is it that bad, compared to what you get? Compared to what the environment gets? (more…)

The system relies on batteries which don’t work that well in light rail vehicles at places like Nice, France.

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 5:46 am

From: John Wayman
Date: Mon, 14-Dec-2009 4:17 PM
on social network TramsDownUnder http://tdu.to/111656.msg

This seems a ridiculous concept to me. I can’t see how it could compete against conventional light rail….For it to work at all there probably isn’t any airconditioning either.  Cheers  John Wayman

SCHILTEC:

Waverail’s standard way of electricity supply is through overhead wire.  Battery is only an option in certain favourable circumstances.  It is thus not correct to say that Waverail relies on batteries. (more…)

December 4, 2009

Options of ROUTES from Sydney CBD to PARRAMATTA using LIGHT RAIL

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 11:24 am

Comment by xyz on Tue, 1 Dec 2009 by email

SO  I may have a few options of ROUTES from Sydney CBD to PARRAMATTA using LIGHT RAIL / BRT ….. that include
street level, and skytrain/tram/electric bus integration solutions. If needed it can include ” mini- carriages”  for low demand areas…. or  twisting roads not suitable for  LONG CARRIAGES

SCHILTEC:

To put a proud 21st century public transport system onto back roads has no appeal; consider: (more…)

YOUR current proposals do not have evidence of ” VISIONARY ” network design “

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 10:31 am

Comment by xyz on 11/27/2009 to Waverail homepage

.. but this is lacking with the current METRO ( Tunnel) proposals ..

SCHILTEC:

Fact is that a Waverail network is substantially different to a conventional network.  ‘Visionary’ or not, what counts is the result and that is a proud one.  Also watch this space: Waverail is about to reveal another very substantial salvo.

I think your technology is just part of the potential solution NOT THE KEY

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 10:16 am

Submitted by xyz (email address supplied) via Waverail webpage 11/27/2009

SCHILTEC:

Waverail makes it possible to render trains competitive, to abolish bus services on main roads, and to bring stations near most Sydney homes. It is thus pivotal in overcoming Sydney’s public transport crisis. (more…)

My wife is a bit concerned about the not so mobile getting to the last carriage in time.

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 8:23 am

Question by eddy on 30 Nov 2009  on  busaustralia forum

Also I am more impressed with what you have done with the site (great job) than the proposal.

Answer by SCHILTEC

The very frail people will be advised not to walk in Waverail but in time will still find themselves in the last carriage. (more…)

Am I correct in assuming that the heavy rail would then just serve express outer suburbs?

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 7:22 am

Question by eddy on 30 Nov 2009  on busaustralia forum 

Answer by SCHILTEC

Spot on!  Major outer suburbs direct and fast to the city plus maybe some cross links. (more…)

Where can bikes be carried?

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 5:02 am

Question by weiyun Sun Nov 29, 2009 on DHBC forum

Answer by SCHILTEC

Sadly Waverail could spell bad news in this respect. Peak hour bike transport seems unsuitable in Waverail.

What’s the impact of a breakdown of 1 carriage on the full line?

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 5:00 am

Question by weiyun Sun Nov 29, 2009 on DHBC forum

Answer by SCHILTEC

A minor breakdown is resolved with a push out by other cars and passenger will hardly notice. A major breakdown brings the system down until the carriage is craned off. Contrary to normal ‘Light Rail’ however, a Waverail car can be lifted by a road crane.

How can the 1 driver/carriage cost be justified and returned?

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 4:50 am

Question by weiyun Sun Nov 29, 2009on DHBC forum

Answer by SCHILTEC

Justification is in the overall economic performance. Waverail’s high personnel costs are overcome by extraordinary savings in energy (more…)

What if all passengers took the same idea and decided to just seat/stand at the same spot until their desired stop?

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 4:31 am

Question by weiyun Sun Nov 29, 2009 on DHBC forum

Answer by SCHILTEC

Not expected to be a real issue, but at peak time it could become something of a problem. (more…)

Does the system satisfy the KISS Principle criteria? Based on personal experiences, the KISS Principle can be the deal breaker in life.

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 4:19 am

Question by weiyun Sun Nov 29, 2009 on DHBC forum

Answer by SCHILTEC

Overall we think Waverail is simple (KISS) for passengers. (more…)

Simplify the Waverail principle

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 4:06 am

Question by weiyun Nov 29, 2009 on DHBC forum

Beyond the direct users, how can you simplify the message to any potential VC boss/customer to effectively sell the concept, without them getting into a brain jam trying to understand the concept?

Answer by SCHILTEC

We try as good as we can but it seems never good enough.

Passenger willing to participate?

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 3:56 am

 Question by weiyun Sun Nov 29, 2009 on DHBC forum

So then the question is on the other end of the interface. What is the effect of this sophisticated DDDSA on typically “dumb” passengers? Will passengers be willing to dynamically participate in the system and interact, considering there are juniors, seniors, mobility challenged etc?

Answer by SCHILTEC

DDDSA is a computer system and has nothing to do with passengers. Waverail passengers do not what you would normally call interact.

Waverail passengers have to observe one simple rule:
IF YOU WANT TO ALIGHT, BE AT THE BACK. (more…)

How does Waverail handle uneven passenger volume along the line, especially when it goes beyond the passenger capacity of one car? At extremes, it may break down the basic waverail principle.

Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 3:06 am

Question by weiyun  Sun Nov 29, 2009 on DHBC forum 

Interesting system.

Answer by SCHILTEC

Absolutely no brakdown.
In the case of Parramatta to Sydney, in the FAQ‘s it says:

“The full capacity of 1,070 passengers can be released at a station and the same amount can be picked up from a station. (more…)

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Filed under: Uncategorized — schiltec @ 1:43 am

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