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Short form of the male given names Valentine and Valerius.
Short form of the female given name Valerie.
Véhicule Automatique Léger
VAL is a type of automatic rubber-tired people mover technology, based on an invention by Professor Robert Gabillard. It was designed in the early 1980s by French Matra, for the then new metro system in Lille. The acronym was originally for Villeneuve d'Ascq à Lille, the route of the first line to be projected. It now officially stands for Véhicule Automatique Léger. In contrast to some other driverless metro systems like the Docklands Light Railway or Vancouver's SkyTrain, the VAL design uses platforms that are separated from the rollways by a glass partition, to prevent waiting passengers from straying or falling onto the rollways. Platform screen doors, which are produced by Swiss glass door manufacturer Kaba Gilgen AG, embedded in these partitions open in synchrony with the train doors when a train stops at the platform. The original platform edge doors were manufactured and installed by PLC Peters in Hayes Middlesex and were used on the first line. When VAL was introduced to Taipei, the term medium capacity system was coined to differentiate VAL from heavy rail. Thus this term is being applied mainly among Asian cities and railway planners though they are not using VAL's technology. In Siemens official site, VAL is advertised "first fully automated light metro", in which the term "light metro" can be traced back to Moscow Metro Butovskaya Light Metro Line.
Translations for val
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a device for catching animals
He set a trap to catch the bear; a mousetrap.
- مِصْيَدَه، فَخArabic
- armadilhaPortuguese (BR)
- die FalleGerman
- fælde; -fældeDanish
- lõks, püünisEstonian
- zamka, klopkaCroatian
- slazds; lamatasLatvian
- felle, snareNorwegian
- капкан; мышеловкаRussian
- kapan, tuzakTurkish
- 陷阱Chinese (Trad.)
- пастка, капкан; сильцеUkrainian
- cái bẫyVietnamese
- 陷阱Chinese (Simp.)
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