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Anatoly Unitsky's String Transport System Uses Suspended Steel Wires

By: manzil - Published: Jun 4, 2010   Updated: Aug 15 2011 • References: gizmag
Anatoly Unitsky's String Transport System (UST) may offer a cheap transport system that could stand to reduce the cost of traditional rail infrastructure.

Unitsky's proposed String Transport System uses steel and concrete rails suspended between 3 to 20 meters above ground, providing an efficient and smooth rail system. Being earthquake-, hurricane- and terrorist-proof, the rail offers security to the passengers. This genuine high-speed rail alternative is capable of supporting vehicle speeds traveling over 500 kmh.

Implications - The UST steel and concrete rails that are heavily supported ensure the trains can travel across rough terrain, mountainous territories, shallow waters or forests in a straight line, with high speed, efficiency and of course, little environmental impact.