RAILWAY REVIVAL: Hybrid electric train for Panay mulled

RAILWAY REVIVAL: Hybrid electric train for Panay mulled

September 25, 2020 hwitgzokaqmt 0

first_imgIt reached Roxas City and had a totalof 46 bridges. * regenerative braking system The Panay railway system ceasedoperations in 1983. In the 1980s a 12-kilometer spur wasconstructed from Dueñas to Calinog, Iloilo to serve a sugar refinery in Iloilo. In Iloilo City, the trains ended at apassenger terminal along the wharf next to the Customs House and near where thecurrent fast ferry terminal and the Iloilo City Hall. The hybrid electric train is expectedto be easier to repair and maintain. A prototype of the hybrid electrictrain was developed by the Metals Industry Research and Development Center ofDOST. It has the following key features: * fully air-conditioned cabins The original route of the Panayrailway system was 117 kilometers long, included 19 permanent and 10 flagstations and connected the then-towns of La Paz, Jaro, Pavia, Santa Barbara,New Lucena, Pototan, Dungle, Dueñas and Passi in Iloilo and Dumarao, Dao,Panitan, Cuartero, and Loctugan in Capiz. * reliable and high-speedinterconnection control system through a CC-Link Open Network System center_img * wide automatic sliding doors * diesel-electric power system(generator set and battery) It was developed to “utilize andmaximize the capabilities of local industries in the fields of metals andengineering, enabling the country to generate its own technology to address itsneeds in the area of transportation,” read part of a briefer on theDOST-developed train. According to state-owned PanayRailways, Inc. (PRI) chief executive officer Atty. Averill Amor and PRI chiefoperating officer Cesar Capellan, the government is pushing potentialcontractors to use this technology once work on the railway begins. Trains ran across what is now known asthe Drilon Bridge from La Paz and down the bank of the Iloilo River to MuelleLoney in the Port of Iloilo. * additional safety features: deadman’s switch, speed control buttons on HMI and a hardwired emergency switch ILOILO City – The revival of the Panayrailway system has long been proposed. But what type of train would be used ifthe plan pushes through? It could be a commercial hybrid electric train, alocally developed technology by the Department of Science and Technology(DOST). The hybrid train is also projected tohave an operational speed of around 60kph, a capacity of 220 passengers percoach and a gross weight of 20 tons per coach./PNlast_img

 

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