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#1 1JJ

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:40 AM

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Japan to test roller coaster style transportation system

This is said to cost 90% less than a light rail system and 80% less than a monorail system! My question here is if this becomes popular, which with such a reduced cost it most likely will, will these new transportation coasters count towards roller coaster records such as lets say longest roller coaster? I say yes! This is actually a pretty great idea and I'm surprised it wasn't thought up before. But I don't think it is without problems to work out. Such as smooth riding....I really think they will have to invest A LOT of money into the trains for passengers to feel a smooth ride....I can also see valleying being a problem suring times of high winds.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:06 AM

Check this out:

China to test roller coaster style transportation system

This is said to cost 90% less than a light rail system and 80% less than a monorail system! My question here is if this becomes popular, which with such a reduced cost it most likely will, will these new transportation coasters count towards roller coaster records such as lets say longest roller coaster? I say yes! This is actually a pretty great idea and I'm surprised it wasn't thought up before. But I don't think it is without problems to work out. Such as smooth riding....I really think they will have to invest A LOT of money into the trains for passengers to feel a smooth ride....I can also see valleying being a problem suring times of high winds.

It says Japan, not China.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:20 AM

haha I've got olympics stuck on my mind....my bad....fixed ;)
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