The LABIS Concept Train
The Labis Concept Train is designed to operate at 200+ mph.
It is a wide-bodied, light-weight vehicle that utilizes an
elevated guideway for safety and comfort. It would
board/debark passengers using a shuttle system. This means
that the main train would not have to stop at intermediate
stations. It features high seating density which is enabled
by its wide-body design. A CCTV/Laser system would be used to
continuously monitor track conditions miles ahead to provide
a high level of safety.
Its inventor claims that it could be operated without
public subsidy and be self-supporting with fares lower than
conventional bus service. It could be adapted for service
within large metropolitan areas by incorporating a new feeder
system concept called a Metro People Mover. It would provide
service to many parts of today's low density, sprawling urban
areas (such as the Los Angeles Basin). Speeds would be much
faster than the automobile and fares much less than
conventional bus service.
Other features cited by the inventor include the
extensive use of existing technology, low environmental
impact, phased development of the service network over time
and low capital and operating expenses.
For information from the inventor, e-mail
Raymond Lashley , or phone him at (970) 243-1849 or
write to him at 2874 C1/2 Road, Grand Junction, Colorado
Last modified: November 20, 1998