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Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by Nobody: 10:56pm On May 14, 2016
Imagine if instead of wasting hours in traffic, you could one day fly above it for a price only slightly higher than a subway ride.
That's the idea behind SkyTran, a self-driving monorail designed to hover 20 feet above roads and travel up to 155 mph (249.4km). The system would turn a two-hour car commute into a 10-minute trip, SkyTran CEO Jerry Sanders tells Tech Insider.

The company just announced that it will launch its first-ever track in Lagos, Nigeria by 2020. By the end of 2016, it will start construction of a 25-mile track in Lagos. The World Bank commissioned Systra, a global transportation consulting firm, to find a railway that could help alleviate traffic in the city, and SkyTran was chosen.

Lagos has some of the worst traffic jams in the world, due largely to its island-locked financial hub and exponential population growth. To put things in perspective, the city has more than twice the population as New York City but roughly the same land area.

The pods in Lagos will likely travel 45 (72km/h) to 65 (104km/h) mph to start, Sanders says. Based on need, the city may increase the system's speed.
The company says it will only cost about $13 million per mile (per 1.6km) to build, whereas a subway system can cost at least $160 million for the same distance.

The tracks could run through universities and offices in Lagos, Sanders says. The small stations could even be built in apartment lobbies.
Like normal public transportation, SkyTran could have stations around the city. Sanders estimates that a pod ride would cost only slightly more than Lagos trains.

"Everyone hates commuting, but there are no solutions," Sanders tells Tech Insider. "The only way to get around traffic is to literally go above it."
http://www.techinsider.io/skytran-flying-pods-will-launch-in-nigeria-2015

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by Nobody: 11:03pm On May 14, 2016
At a cost of $13 million per mile (or per 1.6km), the total cost of the project in Lagos will be $325 million or over N64.6bn.
That's like 3/4 of some state budgets shocked cheesy

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by Nobody: 11:05pm On May 14, 2016
CFCman:
At a cost of $13 million per mile (or per 1.6km), the total cost of the project in Lagos will be $390 million or over N77.6bn.
That's like 3/4 of some state budgets shocked cheesy
About 10billion more than Ekiti state budget..

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by Nobody: 11:07pm On May 14, 2016
olatunji21:

About 10billion more than Ekiti state budget..
lol. Its crazy

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by ba7man(m): 11:08pm On May 14, 2016
Nice. smiley
Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by Nobody: 11:11pm On May 14, 2016
CFCman:

lol. Its crazy
Is this d same Monorail, Lagos Commissioner for transport talked about a few days ago?

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by Nobody: 11:16pm On May 14, 2016
olatunji21:

Is this d same Monorail, Lagos Commissioner for transport talked about a few days ago?
No. Its a different project

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by omenka(m): 11:19pm On May 14, 2016
Don't mean to crash the party, but where are they gonna get the electricity to power the system

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by Nobody: 11:20pm On May 14, 2016
CFCman:
No. Its a different project
Wow...Lagos is Moving at an Unbelievable pace...
Lagos Light Rail
Lagos-Badagry expressway 10lanes with Rail in-between
Lekki Sea Port..
Lekki Airport..
4Th Mainland Bridge
Eko Atlantic City
Monorail project... (2)...
wow..Eko Oni baje oo

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by Nobody: 11:22pm On May 14, 2016
omenka:
Don't mean to crash the party, but where are they gonna get the electricity to power the system
As an investor they must have studied their business terrain and know what is applicable their..Hence must have provided a viable alternative and its possible they generate their own Power..

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by arresa: 11:24pm On May 14, 2016
This is actually replacing the Yellow line.


What I love about this is the fact that the world bank is financing this project directly so there is money on the table to fund and complete this project on time.

Eko o ni baje o..

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by Nobody: 11:25pm On May 14, 2016
olatunji21:

Wow...Lagos is Moving at an Unbelievable pace...

Lagos Light Rail

Lagos-Badagry expressway 10lanes with Rail in-between

Lekki Sea Port..

Lekki Airport..

4Th Mainland Bridge

Eko Atlantic City

Monorail project... (2)...

wow..Eko Oni baje oo
Mehn!! I can't wait to see what Lagos would be like in 10-12 yrs time. It, alongside Abuja would become the financial/trade centers of Africa.

Moreover, a gentleman's agreement between Lagos and the other 5 SW states could be signed which would stipulate that the Lekki and MMA airports would be the only international passenger airports in the zone. This could maximize the economic viability of both airports.

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by Nobody: 11:25pm On May 14, 2016
omenka:
Don't mean to crash the party, but where are they gonna get the electricity to power the system
Solar power is an option.

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by arresa: 11:26pm On May 14, 2016
olatunji21:

As an investor they must have studied their business terrain and know what is applicable their..Hence must have provided a viable alternative and its possible they generate their own Power..


Same applies to the Lagos metro..

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by Pangea: 11:30pm On May 14, 2016
Hope you guys know the technology of the hyperloop is just being worked out?
I hope this is not April fool news in may?

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by Nobody: 11:33pm On May 14, 2016
CFCman:

Mehn!! I can't wait to see what Lagos would be like in 10-12 yrs time. It, alongside Abuja would become the financial/trade centers of Africa.

Moreover, a gentleman's agreement between Lagos and the other 5 SW states could be signed which would stipulate that the Lekki and MMA airports would be the only international passenger airports in the zone. This could maximize the economic viability of both airports.

I really do no like abuja for any Reason...The city is not sustainable in the Longrun..The livewire of Abuja is Political patronage, without those politicians, Abuja would collapse in no time and little have been done to reduce this anomaly...

Aside Ogun state, i don't see any southwestern state with the financial warchest of having an international airport of the statue of Lagos...None to be honest..atleast for now

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by arresa: 11:35pm On May 14, 2016
Pangea:
Hope you guys know the technology of the hyperloop is just being worked out?
I hope this is not April fool news in may?


There is nothing new or mysterious about this system, it's already up and running in Israel and India..

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by arresa: 11:39pm On May 14, 2016
[quote]Lagos & Ogun State Rail Lines (Update & Map)


1/6/2015 0 Comments
Written by T. Adeniyi for Blackborderbuild.com

1st June 2015
Blackborderbuild.com are very well interested in the impact that transport infrastructure will have on the emerging Lagos-Ogun Metropolitan areas. The Lagos & Ogun State Mass Transit system is a very complex network of rail routes and other transport systems and nodes that will invariably influence the pattern of growth, movement, liveability and legibility in the two neighbouring states irreversibly.

There are complex settlement patterns, topographic constraints, demographics and socio-economic trends in general that influence how such transport networks are devised (And we will visit this at a later time); however for all intents and purposes, the Lagos/Ogun rail routes have mirrored the areas of settlement along the South-North corridor of both states and also the South-North corridor (Lagos - Kano). The settlement pattern of Lagos State is essentially north oriented, with growth originating near the coast and moving Northwards into a mushroom cloud shape.

So the key rail routes (As seen in our map below) are actually those that extend from Lagos Marina towards Ogun State and beyond. Firstly, let us introduce the key lines in the this network. There are 12 Standard Gauge Lines (1 is being built, another is about to commence and the rest will follow soon), there is 1 Narrow Gauge Line operated by the Nigerian Railway Corporation; which extends from Lagos - Ibadan and then to Kano ultimately. There is also a Monorail system proposed for Victoria Island and an even smaller tram system in Eko Atlantic City (Which we have not covered).



They are


[b]LAMATA (LAGOS) RAIL LINES
BLUE LINE (OKOKOMAIKO - MARINA) (Standard Gauge)
RED LINE (AGBADO - MARINA) (Standard Gauge)
GREEN LINE (MARINA - LEKKI FTZ) (Standard Gauge)
YELLOW LINE (OTTA - IDDO) (Standard Gauge)
PURPLE LINE (REDEEM - OJO) (Standard Gauge)
BROWN LINE (JIBOWU - MILE 12 ) (Standard Gauge)
VICTORIA ISLAND MONORAIL (Monorail)
NRC (NATIONAL) RAIL LINES
NARROW GAUGE (LAGOS - IBADAN) (Narrow Gauge)
HIGH SPEED RAIL (LAGOS - IBADAN) (Standard Gauge)
COASTAL RAIL (ITORI - IPERU - IJEBU ODE) (Standard Gauge)
OGUN STATE RAIL LINES
PHASE 1 (ABEOKUTA - SAGAMU - IJEBU ODE) (Standard Gauge)
PHASE 2 (AGBARA - OWODE - ILARO - ABEOKUTA
b) OWODE - OTA - IJOKO - SAGAMU) (Standard Gauge)
PHASE 3 (IDIROKO - OWODE) (Standard Gauge)
PHASE 4 (AGBADO - IJOKI - ITORI - ABEOKUTA) (Standard Gauge)

With this rail system fully implemented, Lagos State in particular would be adequately interconnected, with the Fourth Mainland Bridge plugging the missing link in the Lekki - Ikorodu axis[/b].


However one subject in which many people do not discuss is the issue of profitability, relevance and population distribution. Some of these lines bear a significantly greater weight on Lagos' growth than others. The Red Line for example, which has just gotten the green light is actually a more significant boost for Lagos than even the ongoing Blue Line.

1) The most lucrative or significant line is the Coastal Railway which runs from Itori - Iperu - Ijebu Ode - Alakuko - Kajola - Ore - Yalowo - Ugbogbwi - Benin City - Sapele - Warri - East Warri - Oduobori - Amassama - Yenagoa - Abua - Emuoha -
Harcourt - Onne - Aba - Obot - Utu - Uyo and finally Calabar (Cross River State).

2) The second most lucrative or significant is the Lagos - Ibadan Fast Rail, which will be the fastest line in Nigeria, alongside the Abuja - Kaduna and other segments of the Lagos - Kano Standard Gauge. This line is not simply faster than the Narrow Rail (150 km/hr Vs 70 km/hr); but the alignment is actually more efficient. The Narrow Gauge runs alongside geographical features such as the Ogun River and does not take the most ideal route. The new Fast Rail will be built with modern Culverts, Box Girder bridges etc and will be more direct. The impact of this line economically cannot be understated.

3) The Lagos Red Line (Which runs through a very populated corridor as shown in the map below), will be the most lucrative of the Intra City Lagos lines

4) The Yellow Line, Purple Line, Blue Line and Green Lines are the next lucrative or significant Lagos routes (In that order) as shown in the population density overlay below.

5) The Ogun State system (Phases 1 - 4) are also very important because of the industrial hubs that are springing up throughout the state, as well as other economic processes.

There are also other considerations to take note of. Some lines are more critical for the financial nature of the city or for the inter-connection of the city. For example the Red Line will connect to MMIA and MM2 as shown in both maps. The Blue Line connects with the Lagos Marina and then connects to the Green Line, which will take passengers to the proposed Lekki International Airport and Lekki FTZ.







Lagos/Ogun Rail System....

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by Pangea: 11:50pm On May 14, 2016
arresa:



There is nothing new or mysterious about this system, it's already up and running in Israel and India..

Haba!
Enough with the lie naa!
Hyperloop that they just did the speed test 2 days ago?
That a competition was organised recently to design the pod?
The technology is still being worked out.
They have not even designed the braking system, you came here to tell us it is running in Israel and india?
Abeg, you don't know hyperloop o!
It's different from metro and the technology is also different.
In fact i suspect this story!

The video of the speed test


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0IRclw_ts8

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by felifeli: 11:59pm On May 14, 2016
CFCman:
Imagine if instead of wasting hours in traffic, you could one day fly above it for a price only slightly higher than a subway ride.
That's the idea behind SkyTran, a self-driving monorail designed to hover 20 feet above roads and travel up to 155 mph (249.4km). The system would turn a two-hour car commute into a 10-minute trip, SkyTran CEO Jerry Sanders tells Tech Insider.

The company just announced that it will launch its first-ever track in Lagos, Nigeria by 2020. By the end of 2016, it will start construction of a 25-mile track in Lagos. The World Bank commissioned Systra, a global transportation consulting firm, to find a railway that could help alleviate traffic in the city, and SkyTran was chosen.

Lagos has some of the worst traffic jams in the world, due largely to its island-locked financial hub and exponential population growth. To put things in perspective, the city has more than twice the population as New York City but roughly the same land area.

The pods in Lagos will likely travel 45 (72km/h) to 65 (104km/h) mph to start, Sanders says. Based on need, the city may increase the system's speed.
The company says it will only cost about $13 million per mile (per 1.6km) to build, whereas a subway system can cost at least $160 million for the same distance.

The tracks could run through universities and offices in Lagos, Sanders says. The small stations could even be built in apartment lobbies.
Like normal public transportation, SkyTran could have stations around the city. Sanders estimates that a pod ride would cost only slightly more than Lagos trains.

"Everyone hates commuting, but there are no solutions," Sanders tells Tech Insider. "The only way to get around traffic is to literally go above it."
http://www.techinsider.io/skytran-flying-pods-will-launch-in-nigeria-2015

Stop it. Hyperloop is not yet a ready technology and the speed is almost near the speed of sound. This is not hyperloop

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by ISpiksDaTroof: 12:03am On May 15, 2016
omenka:
Don't mean to crash the party, but where are they gonna get the electricity to power the system
They'll probably build their own power stations or modify them to run on diesel.
Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by arresa: 12:10am On May 15, 2016
Pangea:


Haba!
Enough with the lie naa!
Hyperloop that they just did the speed test 2 days ago?
That a competition was organised recently to design the pod?
The technology is still being worked out.
They have not even designed the braking system, you came here to tell us it is running in Israel and india?
Abeg, you don't know hyperloop o!
It's different from metro and the technology is also different.
In fact i suspect this story!

The video of the speed test

https8



We know this is not the same system like the LA to Frisco h'loop in the US, but apart from speed, they both function based on the same concept with pods and Maglev hence the hyper-loop reference and if it worries you so much, that's your headache, not mine.

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by Pangea: 12:13am On May 15, 2016
arresa:
[s][/s]


We know this is not the same system like the LA to Frisco h'loop in the US, but apart from speed, they both function based on the same concept with pods and Maglev hence the hyper-loop reference and if it worries you so much, that's your headache, not mine.

You don't know what you are talking about!
Go and educate yourself about hyperloop before coming to show your ignorance here!

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by ba7man(m): 12:18am On May 15, 2016
Meanwhile in the Niger Delta....... undecided

Goodluck attracting investors with the pipeline bombings.

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by arresa: 12:20am On May 15, 2016
Pangea:


You don't know what you are talking about!
Go and educate yourself about hyperloop before coming to show your ignorance here!




Keep quiet, we know it's not the same hyperloop, but it's the same concept minus the speed. Both travels in pods and on maglev...

Crazy when ignorant people get on the internet to form ignorance...

Even if it's not and it's killing you, that's your problem..

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by arresa: 12:25am On May 15, 2016

Israel Is Testing A Levitating Monorail Designed To Replace Cars



SkyTran is a Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system originally conceived by aerospace engineer Douglas Malewecki. This means that rather than including crowded subway cars—looking at you NYC L train—it will carry passengers in personal, rocket-powered bubble pods.


http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/israel-is-testing-a-levitating-monorail-designed-to-replace-cars

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by Pangea: 12:29am On May 15, 2016
arresa:
[s][/s]



Keep quiet, we know it's not the same hyperloop, but it's the same concept minus the speed. Both travels in pods and on maglev...

Crazy when ignorant people get on the internet to form ignorance...

Even if it's not and it's killing you, that's your problem..

Because I called you
You are abusing me abi?
You are an ignorant troll!
Maglev is different from hyperloop!
The only similarity is that they both don't have wheels
Maglev is an old system and expensive while hyperloop is a new system developed by Elon Musk the founder of Tesla and the technology is just being worked out!
Don't think everyone on this forum is an ignoramus that you can just bamboozle with big sounding word.
Adios

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by arresa: 12:49am On May 15, 2016
Pangea:


Because I called you
You are abusing me abi?
You are an ignorant troll!
Maglev is different from hyperloop!
The only similarity is that they both don't have wheels
Maglev is an old system and expensive while hyperloop is a new system developed by Elon Musk the founder of Tesla and the technology is just being worked out!
Don't think everyone on this forum is an ignoramus that you can just bamboozle with big sounding word.
Adios




What's this one saying. Were you abusing with your ignorance reference.?

How can maglev be different from hyperloop when in fact hyperloop itself is maglev based?

Are you serious or you are just pulling my legs?


Like I said, if it's killing you, that's your problem

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by ba7man(m): 12:58am On May 15, 2016
CFCman:

Mehn!! I can't wait to see what Lagos would be like in 10-12 yrs time. It, alongside Abuja would become the financial/trade centers of Africa.

Moreover, a gentleman's agreement between Lagos and the other 5 SW states could be signed which would stipulate that the Lekki and MMA airports would be the only international passenger airports in the zone. This could maximize the economic viability of both airports.
Abuja has nothing.

It has no soul, Politics is all that thrives there and with less corruption, it's allure fades more.

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by omenka(m): 3:59am On May 15, 2016
olatunji21:

As an investor they must have studied their business terrain and know what is applicable their..Hence must have provided a viable alternative and its possible they generate their own Power..
Okay oo. I hope and pray this sees the light of day. Looks very cool to me.

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by talktimi(m): 4:13am On May 15, 2016
Hyperloop is a new technology still in its developmental phase. Lagos will be an ideal market just because of its sheer population size.

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Re: Lagos: Skytran To Build 40km Hyperloop Track by Bitterleafsoup: 4:26am On May 15, 2016
olatunji21:

Wow...Lagos is Moving at an Unbelievable pace...

Lagos Light Rail

Lagos-Badagry expressway 10lanes with Rail in-between

Lekki Sea Port..

Lekki Airport..

4Th Mainland Bridge

Eko Atlantic City

Monorail project... (2)...

wow..Eko Oni baje oo
How far on those projects? Eko Atlantic like 10 years now.

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