Monday, 10 January 2022

A Bus Train,

has started on a costal route,

in the town of Kaiyo, Japan’s Tokushima Prefecture, photograph Asa Coast Railway, it was recently unveiled the world’s first Dual-Mode Vehicle (DMV), a contraption that runs both on roads, like a bus, and on rails, like a train,

photograph asatetu, it runs with normal rubber tires on the road, but when it needs to switch to train mode, a pair of metal wheels drop down from the vehicle’s underbelly. The front tires are lifted off of the track, while the rear wheels stay down to propel the vehicle, switching between road and train modes takes only about 15 seconds,

“This DMV can reach the locals as a bus and carry them onto the railway as well,” Shigeki Miura, CEO of Asa Coast Railway, told Reuters. “Especially in rural areas with an aging population, we expect it to be a very good form of public transport.” the dual-mode vehicles, which come in a variety of colors, is diesel-powered, can carry up to 21 passengers and run at a speed of 60 km/h (37mph) in train mode, and up to 100 km/h (60mph) as a bus, as it is on the coast it begs the question if it will ever get floats and a propeller!

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