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UP Monorail Project
UP Monorail UPDATES 2
Hahaha. Ginagawa na pala, di man lang ako aware.
Akala ko bagong building iyong tinatayo sa may FA. XD
ALL FILIPINO MONORAIL STARTS IN UP
THE government contractor that was commissioned to build the guideway for the country’s first all-Filipino monorail has already starting work on the P21.6-million automated guideway transit system that will be tested before the end of the year.
The contractor, Miescor Builders Inc., started diggings for the elevated test tracks a week before the ceremonial awarding rites at Manila Traders Hotel on Tuesday. The monorail is a project of the Department of Science and Technology.
Engineer Jonathan Puerto of the DOST’s Metals Industry Research and Development Center said the test track is being built at an empty lot in the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman, Quezon City.
“We expect to finish the construction within four or five months, or by October or November, then we can have the actual tests using the coaches,” said Puerto, stressing that the tests are necessary to finetune the system’s mechanisms and operation, including speed, stability, brake distance and power, among others.
Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo said the AGTS is the first of several high-impact technology solutions that is being developed by the department for the public transportation sector.
Montejo said many countries are already reaping benefits from their own AGTS technologies, including the United States, Japan, Singapore and Canada. “If these countries can do it, so can the Philippines,” the secretary said.
Montejo said the guideway of the monorail will stand at an elevation of 6.1 meters supported by high-quality concrete material, while the train body will be composed of two coaches, each capable of carrying 30 people.
The coaches will roll on rubber tires instead of metal wheels to minimize track noise, and will have bogies to ensure comfort and stability.
Aside from being locally developed, Montejo said the monorail is envisioned to be non-polluting, reliable and safe because it cannot be derailed or cause road accidents, aside from helping reduce traffic congestion.
Puerto said the 465-meter demonstration track will be at the largely vacant UP lot between the Commission on Higher Education building on C.P. Garcia Avenue and the College of Fine Arts on Emilio Jacinto Street.
After the pilot tests at UP, Puerto said the DOST will conduct other feasibility studies before the DOST alternative mass transport system goes public.
“We will also delve on the economies especially the cost efficiency of running the system, engineered by the DOST,” Puerto said, adding that the monorail will be much cheaper than light rail transits due to its components.
(Published in the Manila Standard Today newspaper on /2012/June/21)
News from UP Monorail: sa November pa matatapos ang phase 1, dahil sa sama ng panahon at sa ngayon naikabit na ang mga beam sa poste ng Up Monorail
Dahil desperado ako magka-UP pin. Hahahaha. Padaan.
Course: Entered as BS CoE but graduated BS HRIM
Favorite Kainan sa UP Diliman: Lutong Bahay, Rodics, Chockiss, Tearoom tapos si Ate na nagtitinda ng monay sa CASAA steps.
Favorite Tambayan: Stone benches sa AS Walk.
Favorite GE: STS
Hmm ask ko lang paikot ba around the Campus iyung Monorail? Kasi nabasa ko nun (decades ago ) 500 meters lang daw iyun for experiment.
UP MONORAIL 07/31/2012
Too many pictures showing the same thiiinnnggggg. Di pwede dalawa or tatlo lang?
^ I rather suggest using the "Crouching Spoiler Tags" in posting pictures. Pag 2 or 3 lang per post baka kasi pagkamalang spam yan ng PEx.
Sana naman ay mapakinabangan ng matagal yang monorail yung tipong aabot ng 20 years na gumagana pa rin.