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Jo-Jo hus


1. Station for travelers

2. "Gare du nord" principle

1. Station for travelers

There are two fundamentally different types of stations for travelers. In a traditional station, the train stops, passengers get off and on the train respectively, after which the train continues in the same direction (stop & go). In a so-called termini (end station), the train stops, passengers get off, the train turns, passengers get on and the train departs from the station in the direction from which it arrived at the station (stop & turn).

For the Jo-Jo train, which has its track on pillars / bridges / viaducts, shuttles arrive as individual railway vehicles to the station "upstairs". Shuttles, including rails, take the elevator downstairs and change passengers. Everyone who comes to the station gets off. It's their terminus. Disembarkation takes place, for example, through the door at the front of the shuttle. In that case, boarding takes place from the shuttle's back door. At the same time as the shuttle is lowered one flight of stairs, a new track is hoisted down from two stairs up to one flight of stairs up. With the aid of such a device, a shuttle can pass over another shuttle which changes passengers. For stations that always have only a few passengers, no such "extra track" is needed from two stairs up. For stations with many concurrent passengers, more "elevator units" are needed one after the other. Since a single shuttle is only 24 meters long, each lift unit requires only about 35 meters in length.

For the termini, it gets a little more complicated. When the passenger change is complete, the shuttle must be moved sideways and turned, before it can be hoisted up to the exit track from the station. Page movement because we never want the opposite direction of travel of vehicles on the same track.

The finesse of the termini is that we get the same path into the station as out of it. The impact on urban planning/living environment/disturbance will only be half as great. We also free up central land that can be used for other purposes.

1. "gare du nord" principle

The idea is that a place can have two stations; one for departures to the north and one for departures to the south. One is located at the existing travel center. The other is located where there is plenty of space for car parking and which has good road connections. Between these two stations, we create a frequently trafficked bus connection. As individual travelers, we never need to travel both north and south at the same time. If I for instance during the day like to go north from Linköping to Stockholm (50 minutes by Jo-Jo train), then I take the bike from home to the travel center = south station and from there on by bus to depart from the north station. When I return, I get off at the south station = travel center, take the bike and pedal home.

Cars are needed, but should preferably not drive or park in central parts of society. The solution provides a simpler infrastructure for the Jo-Jo han, the track. We avoid tunnels or extra high bridges to create level crossings. We get benefits for those who live outside the central town. They still have a longer distance to the station and have less access to public transport there. It is also good to spread travelers to more stations. The local traffic to and from the station flows better and there is less congestion at the station. A disadvantage is of course the need for two instead of one station. However, the two stations can be made of a minimum size of 35 meters by 35 meters. The smal station can normally easily be accommodated at the existing travel center.

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  • Generally
  • Positioning
  • Shape

Selection of stations – number of inhabitants, cost per individual, other criteria.