Simulation du monorail sur l'autoroute 40, au carré D'youville et sur le pont de Québec.

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Description of the monorail

professeur jpegThe TQ monorail is not an ordinary « train » with a dozen or so vehicles connected together. Each vehicle travels independantly, at a short distance from each other.

The suspended monorail is a new collectif transport technology powered by the motor-wheel invented by Dr. Pierre Couture in 1994. Each transport unit ressembles a motor-bus. Each one remains autonomous and motorised by 16 motor-wheels, new generation, adapted to the elevated rail, light but very powerful. The system is electric and runs on a rail that ressembles an inverted « T ». Each vehicle can transport 60 to 75 passengers confortably seated or 10 tons of merchandise in a container.

train-articleThe vehicles circulate in opposite directions on rails installed on either side of the infrastructure that rises some 15 meters from the ground. The rails are suspended by a steel structure, triangular in shape, situated above the infrastructure. The entire infrastructure is upheld by steel pylons solidly anchored on the ground. The pylons are distanced at some 40 meters from each other.

The infrastructure will be impervious to ground freezing and vehicles will resist any kind of temperature change or winter storm, because the rails and motor-wheels are covered by a metal structure that protects the system from rain, snow, frost, and frozen rain. It requires no snow removal in winter and is entirely electrical and non polluting.

The TQ monorail is thus a bi-directional suspended system of transportation, with units travelling at high speeds on either side of the infrastructure, on rails supported by an infrastructure about 15 meters high. The botom of each vehicle is about 10 meters from he ground.

The system can be installed pratically anywhere : on the flat strip of ground between two major highways, in the middle of an urban highway ; it can be fixed to an existing bridge to cross any river ; it can also pass amid buildings in a densily populated city-center, or above an existing railway line. And contrary to other monorails, this system can travel in « three » dimensions : it can up and down hills like a motor-bus, because the motor-wheels are covered by high performance rubber tires.

Finally, a vehicle does not require an individual driver since it can be controlled at a distance. However, each vehicle could have a person on location to verify and guarantee good operations.