Serial Winner in System Comparisons.
There is no “best“ urban transport system – only the best for the individual application defined by capacity needs, terrain and said urban environment.
With a capacity of up to 8,000 persons/hour, MiniMetros fit the gap between busses (3,500) and trams (10,000), while surpassing both in punctuality, reliability and availability; especially those that share their routes with other traffic participants.MiniMetros routinely act as efficient links between other mass passenger transport systems.
Eight very convincing arguments!
- Spectacular routing: MiniMetros climb steeper inclines and turn tighter turns than any competing system. This greatly reduces the total transport system footprint.
- Visible attractiveness and comfort: Passengers do not need to study schedules because the carriers arrive at regular and if necessary, very short intervals.
- Superior reliability: MiniMetros run on their own tracks and always arrive on time - even when street traffic has come to a complete congested standstill.
- Maximum energy efficiency: One drive system with redundant design of all vital components propels all carriers on the track. During deceleration the motor converts to a generator, thereby feeding energy back onto the grid.
- Efficient energy usage: MiniMetros always draw the optimal amount of energy for the actual passenger load, saving huge amounts of power.
- Lower labor costs: Vehicles for up to 50 passengers operate without on-board staff, greatly reducing operating costs.
- High capacity: With up to 8,000 passengers per hour in each direction at speeds of up to 14 m/s (ca. 50 km/h), MiniMetros compete head to head with any urban transport system.
- Cost saving from the start: MiniMetros require lower initial investments and operation costs than all other urban transport systems. Thus they are ideal for successful public-private partnerships, as convincingly proven in Innsbruck (Hungerburgbahn) and Bolzano (Rittner Seilbahn). In both cases, a complete turnkey system could be put into full, unrestricted operation from day 1 after commissioning.