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@Crossy Why do BTS trains have drivers? It looks like technology can replace them.

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37 minutes ago, Enoon said:

 

If it's what's shown in the photo it isn't a Monorail.

 

It's a Guided Bus, like this one:

 

Guided Busways | Amusing Planet

 

Merely having a central guide rail, rather than kerb rails, doesn't make it a Monorail.

 

"Automated People Mover" is just a way of avoiding calling it a Driverless Guided Bus.

 

I believe it's called "Marketing".

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monorail

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1 hour ago, Crossy said:

 

Mostly to make people feel comfortable.

 

The trains on the BTS (and MRT) are full ATO (Automatic Train Operation), the person in the cab monitors things, makes some train announcements and pushes a button to close the doors. The last is a safety feature to ensure all the passengers have boarded / alighted (and gives the driver something to do in case he dozes off).

 

Of course the trains can be driven manually with ATP (Automatic Train Protection) which stops them banging into each other and there's a full manual mode which allows them to creep along in the depot or if there's a signaling failure. In Hong Kong the drivers are required to drive a number of trips each day in ATP mode to ensure they are well practised, I expect we do the same here. You could often tell when a train was being driven as the doors didn't align properly with the platform doors.

 

In the late 90's when we did the Putra LRT in KL (the white 3-car trains) people would actually not get on because there was no driver (no cab either) and for several months an operator was stationed at the front of the train with the manual control panel open for that "comfort factor", he didn't actually do anything at all. Even now kids (and grownups) love to stand at the front of the train and get the driver's eye view.

 

People's comfort factor. I heard that the elevator close door button is really cosmetic. People just feel the urge to press the button to feel in control.

 

I have seen people press the "I want to walk across the road button" at Australian traffic light about 10 times unto they get the walk signal. The dummies probably think that they did it.

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14 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

The driverless trains used in this system, the Bombardier Innovia APM 300, can run at the speed of 80 kilometres an hour and can accommodate 137 passengers.

The above information not relevant during COVID-19...........LOL

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3 hours ago, Isaan Alan said:

People's comfort factor. I heard that the elevator close door button is really cosmetic. People just feel the urge to press the button to feel in control.

 

I have seen people press the "I want to walk across the road button" at Australian traffic light about 10 times unto they get the walk signal. The dummies probably think that they did it.

It depends how things are set up. In many cases, like almost all of the elevators I've ever used in the US, the "close door" button appears to indeed be cosmetic, since pressing it doesn't seem to make the doors close any faster. In other cases - including most elevators in Thailand - it really works, and the doors close immediately after you press it.

 

Pedestrian crossing buttons are similar. In some places, they don't do anything at all. In others, they don't affect the timing of the light, but they do cause the light to give audible signals for the blind. In still others, especially where there's a pedestrian crossing separate from any traffic light, the "walk" light will not come on at all unless someone presses the button.

 

But none of that changes the fact that the Gold Line is not a monorail!

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Personally, I hope they would hurry up with the Red Line.

Sick of trying to get none-existent taxis out of the government complex in an afternoon

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9 hours ago, Geoffggi said:

The above information not relevant during COVID-19...........LOL

Operative word: can ! lol

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