String rail transport work in progress.
Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter
Unitsky String Technologies Inc (UST), the Belarusian-based eco-friendly, and safe transport solutions provider, has completed the first stage of the uSky freight and passenger elevated string rail transport system.
The project will be used in global logistics at its test facility in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
The completion was done at the Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP).
A group of journalists toured the project and experience the first commercial uSky project from the “innovation” and “venture capital” stages to the “investment business” stage at the testing site in STRIP. “This is a key milestone in our development,” said Anatoli Unitsky, Founder of Unitsky String Technologies and uSky Transport.
“By leveraging our cutting-edge, proprietary technology, we are demonstrating the agility, versatility and capabilities that our cost-efficient, elevated string rail technology can bring to destinations. Tailored to support both cargo and passenger logistics, uSky delivers high speeds and performance of transportation (up to 150kph and up to 50,000 passengers per hour) and can be established at a fraction of the cost to other solutions with a minimal ecological impact.” Investment in the design, construction, and certification of uSky’s urban transport and freight facilities in the UAE has already totalled more than $14 million. The first line of the uSky complex could be expanded in its current location at the SRTIP to connect the technology park’s network of training buildings.
The first stage of commercial deployment of uSky transport solutions in the Middle East began in 2018 with the construction of the uSky test centre in Sharjah – SRTIP, on a 28-hectare site. Since 2017, the operability of the innovative technology has been confirmed in Belarus, where five types of string-rail transport complexes have already been erected on an area of 36 hectares for research, certification and demonstration purposes. Two more tracks are under construction. Twelve radically different electric rail vehicles have already been designed, built in-house and tested on test tracks: eg urban passenger vehicles with capacities of 2, 4, 6, 14, 18, 24 and 48 passengers.
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