There can be various reasons for choosing a private car instead of public transportation - unsuitable timetables or routes, slowness, and many more. The reasons for these may be in the city structure, traffic congestions, or in the costs of producing these services.
- Ilmatie elevnue introduces a new way for urban transportation, overcoming most of these barriers -
The elevnue solution is
designed for urban commuting, but it may also be used for goods delivery with cargo carriages.
The elevnue carriages are suspended on an overhead rail network, and are therefore independent on the traffic jams and congestions in the other city traffic.
The daily costs for operating the system are significantly lower than with traditional public transport services, while the elevnue carriages are centrally supervised without a driver in each vehicle.
With light carriages, the construction expences of the track infrastructure are very low in comparison to metro or tram systems, and there is no need to block the streets and roads from other traffic during the construction phase.
The traffic volumes of any bus route can easily be covered with single tracks for both directions. The capacity can be further extended with additional tracks where needed.
At its best, elevnue is used in ordering-based model. The carriages route themselves independently to their desired destinations, picking up other passagers with overlapping routes along the way.
The elevnue tracks have no switching mechanisms, but the the suspension structure of the carriages themself have an unique switching solution. This solution makes the tracks practically service free.
Because of its elevated route, in stations the elevnue carriages needs to be aligned with the level where the passangers can enter and exit the carriage.
For unrestricted accessibility, the elevnue system provides several alternate solutions for the station setups.
In public buildings, like railway stations, airports and malls, the station can be integrated to the upper floors of the buildings, where the existing elevators and staircases are already available.
In a more heavily used stations the a dedicated loading platfrom can be provided on the track level with separate elevators. Alternatively, an elevnue track-lift solution can be used. This solution utilizes the switching mechanims in the carriages in co-operation with a track integrated elevator system, allowing the carriage to be lowered on the loading level.
Is all station types, the unique design of the system allows bypassing carriages to use the track even when other carriages are occupying the station for loading.
While the track network will be a very visible characteristics of the landscape, it is not irrelevant how the track structures are designed. Various designs can be used to fit to each particular area. Industrial look, or more modern designs can be chosen as examples.
The track can also be equipped with an embedded lighting system, transforming the track structure from an inconvenience to a sight and an advertisement of the environmental values of the city.