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Encyclopedia > List of monorail systems

Monorail systems have been built in many countries around the world, many of them on elevated tracks through crowded areas that would otherwise require the construction of expensive underground lines or have the disadvantages of surface lines. The KL Monorail in Kuala Lumpur, a colorful straddle-beam monorail A monorail is a single rail serving as a track for a wheeled vehicle; also, a vehicle traveling on such a track. ...

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Operational monorails

This is a listing of monorails that are presently in operation.


Asia

China

Shanghai Maglev Train Maglev train stopping at terminus Longyang Road station Inside the Shanghai Transrapid maglev Inside the Shanghai Transrapid maglev VIP section Shanghai Maglev Train (Shanghai Transrapid) (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; literally Shanghai Magnetic Levitation Demonstration Operation Line) is the first commercial high-speed maglev line in the world. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Transrapid at the Emsland test facility Transrapid is a German monorail system using magnetic levitation. ... Transrapid Shanghai Maglev Train stopping at terminus Longyang Road station Transrapid Shanghai Maglev Train Inside the Shanghai Transrapid maglev Inside the Shanghai Transrapid maglev VIP section Magnetic levitation transport, or maglev, is a form of transportation that suspends, guides and propels vehicles (especially trains) using electromagnetic force. ... Shanghai Pudong International Airport (Exterior) September 2004 Pudong International Airport (Chinese: 浦东国际机场 pinyin: Pǔdōng Guójì Jīcháng) is an airport located in the eastern part of Pudong district of Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ... Chongqing Metro, currently only contains one operating line: the Line 2. ...

Japan

Main article: Monorails in Japan

Japan has employed monorails in many cities, including: Download high resolution version (1000x569, 267 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1000x569, 267 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Tama Toshi Monorail train The Tama Toshi Monorail Line ), also referred to as the Tama Monorail, is part of the public transport network of the western part of Tokyo. ... Here is an alphabetical list of monorails in Japan: Categories: Japan-related stubs | Rail stubs | Transportation in Japan ...

The Chiba Urban Monorail (千葉都市モノレール Chiba toshi monoreru) is a third-sector transportation system operating two lines. ... Chiba (千葉市 Chiba-shi) is the capital city of Chiba Prefecture, Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... The Disney Resort Line ), officially called , Disney Resort Line Line), is an automated monorail that links Maihama Station and Tokyo Disney Resort. ... Kitakyushu monorail in party mood at New Year, 2005 The Kitakyushu monorail is run by the 北九州高速鉄道株式会社, (Kitakyushu Kosoku Kabushiki gaisha) known in English as the Kitakyushu Urban Monorail Co. ... Kokura (小倉) is an ancient castle town and the center of KitakyÅ«shÅ«, Japan, guarding, via its suburb Moji, the Straits of Shimonoseki between HonshÅ« and KyÅ«shÅ«. Kokura is also the name of the penultimate station on the southbound Sanyo Shinkansen line, which is owned by JR KyÅ«shÅ« and... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Meitetsu 7000-type panorama car Nagoya Railroad Co. ... The Meitetsu Monkey Park Monorail Line is a monorail in Inuyama, Aichi that connects the Japan Monkey Park to Inuyama-yuen Station, operated by Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu). ... Inuyama ) is a city located near Nagoya in Aichi, Japan. ... For the company, see Aichi Steel Corporation. ... Okinawa Monorail at Gibo Station, Naha. ... Okinawa Monorail at Gibo Station, Naha. ... Naha (Japanese: ; -shi) is the capital city of Okinawa Prefecture in Japan. ... “Okinawa” redirects here. ... Osaka Monorail (大阪モノレール, 大阪高速鉄道株式会社) is a monorail line in northern Osaka prefecture, Japan, noted in the Guinness book of Records as the longest line in the world. ... The Shonan Monorail (湘南モノレール) is a suspended SAFEGE monorail located in Kanagawa prefecture, South of Tokyo. ... Kanagawa Prefecture ) is a prefecture located in the southern Kantō region of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... Skyrail Midorizaka Line tracks, viewed from Seno Station, Sanyō Main Line. ... Main keep of Hiroshima Castle The city of Hiroshima (広島市; -shi) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, the largest of Japans islands. ... Tama Toshi Monorail train The Tama Toshi Monorail Line ), also referred to as the Tama Monorail, is part of the public transport network of the western part of Tokyo. ... Tama (多摩市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Tokyo Monorail (東京モノレール) is a monorail system connecting Tokyo International Airport to Hamamatsucho Station in downtown Tokyo, Japan. ... Categories: Stub ... The Ueno Zoo (恩賜上野動物園: Onshi Ueno Dōbutsuen) is a zoo, owned by the government of Tokyo, and located in Taito Ward, Tokyo, Japan. ... People enjoying cherry blossoms Ueno Park (上野公園 Ueno Kōen) is a spacious public park located in the Ueno section of Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ...

Malaysia

Main article: Monorails in Malaysia

A monorail approaching Imbi station After the success of Kuala Lumpur Monorail, there have been numerous proposal laid out to increase the users of public transports and to ease the congestion of traffic. ... The Kuala Lumpur monorail system in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, opened 31 August 2003, and serves 11 stations running 8. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - Total 243. ... Bandar Sunway is a town in the Klang Valley conurbation in Selangor, Malaysia. ... Bandar Sunway is a town in the Klang Valley conurbation in Selangor, Malaysia. ... Nickname: Motto: Mesra, Cepat, Tepat (English: Friendly, Expedient, Precise) Country Malaysia State Selangor Establishment 1954 Granted city status 2006, June 20 Government  - Mayor Tn. ... KTM Komuter is an electrified commuter train service first introduced in 1995, catering especially to commuters in Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding suburban areas. ... The Genting Monorail is a monorail at Genting Highlands. ...

Singapore

Jurong BirdPark Panorail is a monorail system within the Jurong BirdPark in Singapore, and is the worlds only rail system that runs through an aviary. ... Jurong Birdpark sign A flock of flamingos in the bird park The Jurong BirdPark (Chinese: 裕廊飞禽公园; Malay: Taman Burung Jurong), is a tourist attraction in Singapore. ... Sentosa Express, a $140-million light rail system that will seamlessly link Sentosa Island to the North-East Line at HarbourFront Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station, bringing visitors directly into the islands critical public zones in less than four minutes when it operates in 2006. ...

South Korea

Lotte World (Korean: 롯데월드) is a recreation complex in Seoul, South Korea. ...

Turkey

Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ...

Europe

Von Roll monorail at Alton Towers, UK, originally built for Expo 86 in Canada
Dresden's Schwebebahn uses a similar system.
There are monorails in the Europa-Park, Heide Park and Phantasialand theme parks.
There is a smaller type of suspended Monorail (H-Bahn, "Hängebahn" or "hanging railway") at the campus of the university of Dortmund. This system is also used for the Düsseldorf SkyTrain, which operates at Düsseldorf International Airport.
There is also the experimental Transrapid Maglev ("magnetic levitation") railway system built in Emsland. This prototype was subsequently developed by a German consortium into the world's first commercial Maglev railway: the Shanghai Maglev Train which runs from the Longyang Road station on the Shanghai Metro to to Shanghai's International Airport.
  • Ireland: Listowel was the site of the world's first commercial monorail, named the Lartigue system after Charles Lartigue who constructed this railway in 1888. A straddle-type monorail on a triangular beam, it was perhaps the only passenger monorail to also regularly carry freight and cattle. An historical recreation now exists and carries passengers as an entertainment.
  • Italy: Ravenna Amusement Park in Savio, 2 stations, 2 km.
  • Netherlands: there is a monorail located at the Slagharen amusement park and one located at Ouwehands Zoo.
  • Russia: the Moscow Monorail Transit System opened in 2004 has 6 stations, 4.7 km.
  • Poland: a monorail is planned for the city of Kraków, with a grand opening ceremony in 2010. It will connect airport, downtown and Show place.
  • United Kingdom: monorail systems at Chester Zoo and the Alton Towers and Blackpool Pleasure Beach theme parks.

Moscow monorail. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2448 × 3264 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2448 × 3264 pixel, file size: 3. ... Von Roll was a Swiss aerial tramway manufacturing company, it was taken over by Austrian manufacturers. ... Alton Towers is the United Kingdoms most famous theme park, attracting 2. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Plopsaland De Panne is a theme park located near the Belgian coast. ... Themepark in the West-Flemish countryside near Ypres (Belgium). ... Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter Typhoon roller coaster Bobbejaanland is an amusement park in Lichtaart, Belgium. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Vuoristorata is the most popular ride in Linnanmäki. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Wuppertal university Wuppertal is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Schwebebahn over the river Wupper The Schwebebahn Wuppertal is a suspension railway in Wuppertal, Germany. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Dresden (etymologically from Old Sorbian Drežďany, meaning people of the riverside forest) is the capital city of the German Federal Free State of Saxony. ... The Schwebebahn Dresden around 1920 The Schwebebahn Dresden is the oldest suspension railway - a kind of hanging monorail - in the world (1891/1900), in Dresden, Germany. ... Europa park is a theme park in Rust, Germany. ... Heide-Park is a theme park in Soltau, Lower Saxony. ... Phantasialand is an amusement park in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany that attracts approximately 2 million visitors annually. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dortmund is a city in Germany, located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr area. ... LTU Airbus A330-200 aircraft at DUS Düsseldorf International Airport (German: ) (IATA: DUS, ICAO: EDDL), is the third largest airport in Germany with 16. ... Transrapid at the Emsland test facility Transrapid is a German monorail system using magnetic levitation. ... Transrapid Shanghai Maglev Train stopping at terminus Longyang Road station Transrapid Shanghai Maglev Train Inside the Shanghai Transrapid maglev Inside the Shanghai Transrapid maglev VIP section Magnetic levitation transport, or maglev, is a form of transportation that suspends, guides and propels vehicles (especially trains) using electromagnetic force. ... Emsland is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Shanghai Maglev Train Maglev train stopping at terminus Longyang Road station Inside the Shanghai Transrapid maglev Inside the Shanghai Transrapid maglev VIP section Shanghai Maglev Train (Shanghai Transrapid) (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; literally Shanghai Magnetic Levitation Demonstration Operation Line) is the first commercial high-speed maglev line in the world. ... Longyang Lu (龙阳路) is a metro station in the city of Shanghai. ... Shanghai Metro, Line 2 While Line 1 form the north-south axis of the network, this Line 2 form the west-east axis of the network since 1999. ... Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD) (SSE: 600009) (Simplified Chinese上海浦东国际机场, Traditional Chinese 上海浦東國際機場, pinyin ShànghÇŽi PÇ”dōng Guójì JÄ«cháng) is an airport located in the eastern part of Pudong district of Shanghai, China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Bridge over the River Feale at Listowel Listowel Castle Listowel (Lios Tuathail, Tuthails fort, in Irish) is a market town in County Kerry, Ireland, and is situated on the River Feale, 28 km (17 miles) from the county town, Tralee. ... The Lartigue Monorail system was invented by the French engineer Charles Lartigue (1834-1907). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The Savio River is a river in northern Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Moscow monorail. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... For other uses, see Krakow (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Chester Zoo is a Zoological Garden located in the North of England. ... Alton Towers is the United Kingdoms most famous theme park, attracting 2. ... Pleasure Beach, Blackpool (formerly Blackpool Pleasure Beach) is an amusement park in the town of Blackpool in Lancashire, England. ...

North America

Inside of the Seattle Center Monorail, located in Seattle, WA.

Monorails can be found in the following places in North America: Image File history File linksMetadata WDW_Monorail_2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata WDW_Monorail_2006. ... The Walt Disney World Monorail System is a public transit system in operation around Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 180 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture taken by Spencer Lowe Inside the Seattle Center Monorail I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 180 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture taken by Spencer Lowe Inside the Seattle Center Monorail I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...

The Disneyland Monorail System is an attraction and transportation system at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... Disneyland is a theme park that is located at 1313 South Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim, California, USA. It opened on July 17, 1955. ... Anaheim redirects here. ... The geographical western hemisphere of Earth, highlighted in yellow. ... Kim Pederson showing off one of the monorails trains at a show. ... For the unincorporated community in Yolo County, California, see Fremont, Yolo County, California. ... The Walt Disney World Monorail System is a public transit system in operation around Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... Orlando redirects here. ... Miami MetroZoo is the largest zoological garden in South Florida. ... Miami redirects here. ... Rosa L. Parks/FCCJ Hemming Plaza Central Jefferson Convention Center San Marco Riverplace Kings Avenue Skyway track curve between Central and Hemming Plaza stations at Hogan Street The JTA Skyway is a people mover in Jacksonville, Florida, in the United States. ... Jacksonville redirects here. ... a park-and-ride bus in Oxford Park and ride terminals are public transport stations that allow commuters to drive short distances in their personal automobiles to catch a ride on a bus or railroad system (usually classified as light rail or the heavier commuter rail). ... Pearlridge Center (renamed Pearlridge) is the second largest shopping center in Hawaii and Hawaiis largest enclosed shopping center, located in Aiea. ... ‘Aiea is a town and census-designated place (CDP) located in Honolulu County, Hawaii. ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The Minnesota Zoological Gardens (almost always called the Minnesota Zoo) is a zoo in Apple Valley, Minnesota, the sister zoo of the Como Zoo and Conservatory in St. ... Apple Valley is a city located in northwestern Dakota County of Minnesota, and a suburb of the Twin Cities. ... Sahara Las Vegas Hilton Las Vegas Convention Center Harrahs / Imperial Palace Flamingo / Caesars Palace Ballys / Paris Las Vegas MGM Grand The Robert N. Broadbent Las Vegas Monorail is a 3. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... For the massive interchange outside of Newark Liberty International Airport, see Newark Airport Interchange. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ... AirTrain tracks AirTrain Monorail entering Newark Airport Rail Station, August 2004. ... Hershey redirects here. ... Hersheypark was opened in 1907 as a leisure park for the employees of the Hershey Chocolate Company, an American confectionery company. ... , Official name: City of Lancaster Nickname: The Red Rose City Country  United States State  Pennsylvania County Location Penn Square  - coordinates , Highest point  - elevation 368 ft (112 m) Area 7. ... Dutch Wonderland is a 48-acre amusement park just east of Lancaster, Pennsylvania appealing primarily to families with small children. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... The Memphis Suspension Railway connects the city center of Memphis with the entertainment park on the island Mud Island. ... Mud Island is not actually an island but a small peninsula, surrounded by the Mississippi River to the west, Wolf River Harbor to the east. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Dallas redirects here. ... Seattle redirects here. ... The monorail tracks with the Space Needle visible in the distance The Seattle Center Monorail is an elevated monorail line in Seattle, Washington, that runs one mile along Fifth Avenue from Westlake Center in Downtown to Seattle Center in Lower Queen Anne. ... The Space Needle, built for the Century 21 Exposition. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Six Flags La Ronde is the largest amusement park in Quebec. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The 1967 International and Universal Exposition, or simply Expo 67 was the General Exhibition Category 1 Worlds Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from April 27 to October 29, 1967. ... 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This article is about the U.S. state. ...

South America

  • Poços de Caldas, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais have a monorail since 1990. It has not been successful as a mass transit system, and nowadays is mostly used as a tourist attraction. It extends for 6 km, comprising 11 stations. There is a second monorail in the city of Poços de Caldas that is now decommissioned due to a failure in the track. The train sits on display at the station in the city center.

Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Poços de Caldas is a city and municipality in south-western Minas Gerais state, Brazil, in the microregion of the same name. ... This article is about the country. ... Capital (and largest city) Belo Horizonte Demonym Mineiro Government  -  Governor Aécio Neves  -  Vice Governor Antônio Augusto Junho Anastasia Area  -  Total 588,528. ... This article is about the year. ... Poços de Caldas is a city and municipality in south-western Minas Gerais state, Brazil, in the microregion of the same name. ...

Australia

View of the Sydney monorail from the top. ... View of the Sydney monorail from the top. ... Sydney Monorail The Sydney Monorail is a monorail that operates in the centre of Sydney. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Sydney Monorail The Sydney Monorail is a monorail that operates in the centre of Sydney. ... Gold Coast redirects here. ... Sea World is a marine park on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. ... Conrad Jupiters is a casino and hotel complex in the suburb of Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Oasis Shopping Centre is located on the Broadbeach Mall in Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland. ... Broadbeach is a suburb of the Gold Coast. ...

Decommissioned monorails

Asia

Patiala State Monorail System at National Rail Museum, New Delhi

, This article is about the Indian state of Punjab. ... The Sentosa Monorail was a monorail system which served as the main means of transportation on the island of Sentosa in Singapore. ... Sentosa Express, a $140-million light rail system that will seamlessly link Sentosa Island to the North-East Line at HarbourFront Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station, bringing visitors directly into the islands critical public zones in less than four minutes when it operates in 2006. ...

Australia

  • Brisbane, Queensland once had a Von Roll Type II monorail, which was built for World Expo '88 and ran from the CBD across the river to Southbank. A single train set was moved to Sea World, Gold Coast, for expansion of its monorail system. It is unknown where the other sets and track were relocated to.

For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd... A Worlds Fair is any of various large expositions held since the mid 19th century. ...

Europe

  • Birmingham Airport had a magnetic levitation train which had to be closed down due it becoming life expired and a lack of spare parts.
  • Merry Hill Shopping Centre, Brierley Hill, West Midlands had a Von Roll Mk III Series monorail which opened in June 1991 but only worked for a short while before finally being sold off in 1996. The rolling stock now operates in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia. Reasons for the closure of this system include a combination of technical problems and safety concerns (especially the difficulty of evacuation), exacerbated by a dispute between the owners of Merry Hill and The Waterfront which at this time were owned separately.
  • Seville Expo '92

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North America

  • The Wgasa Bush Line at the San Diego Wild Animal Park near Escondido, California was shut down in March 2007. It was a five mile (eight km) long, one hour tour around the large area devoted to animal environments.
  • Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (1964-2005)
  • Toronto Zoo Domain Ride, Toronto (1976-1994)
  • The Pelham Park and City Island Railroad in the Bronx, New York, New York operated a short-lived monorail system in 1910. It ceased operation after an accident.[citation needed]
  • Kings Dominion near Richmond, Virginia had a monorail as the conveyance for visitors to its Lion Country Safari attraction, which was removed after the 1993 season.
  • Busch Gardens Europe had a monorail, Eagle One, that connected the theme park with the nearby Anheuser-Busch brewery. Park visitors could tour the brewery and return via monorail. The setup lost money; the tours were discontinued and Eagle One dismantled in the 1990s.
  • Busch Gardens Africa also had a monorail, the Veldt Monorail. It shut down in 1999 due to upkeep cost.

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South America

  • Brazil had a monorail in Rio de Janeiro that linked the large Barra Shopping mall to its parking lot. After its destruction, only one part of the track and the platform still remain in the parking lot (second floor, behind the Fnac dome).[citation needed]

This article is about the Brazilian city. ... FNAC (originally Fédération Nationale dAchats pour Cadres, or National Purchasing Federation for Employees) is the largest French retailer of cultural and consumer electronics products: books, CDs and DVDs, computer software and hardware, television sets, cameras, etc. ...

Monorails under construction

Physical construction work has started on the following monorails:

Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... The Jakarta Monorail is a monorail system currently under construction in Jakarta, Indonesia. ... Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Location of Dubai in the UAE Coordinates: , Country Emirate Dubai Incorporated (town) June 9, 1833 Incorporated (emirate) December 2, 1971 Founder Maktoum bin Bati bin Suhail (1833) Seat Dubai Subdivisions Towns and villages Jebel Ali Hatta Al Hunaiwah Al Aweer Al Hajarain Al Lusayli Al Marqab Al Shindagha Al Faq... UAE redirects here; for other uses of that term, see UAE (disambiguation) The United Arab Emirates is an oil-rich country situated in the south-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia, comprising seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ...

Proposed monorails

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References

  1. ^ Today'S Zaman
  2. ^ a b Metros Railway Gazette International September 2007 p532
  3. ^ Monorail News
  4. ^ African Business July 2007 p48
  5. ^ African Business July 2007 p48
  6. ^ Kiliç, Yacin. "İstanbul to be introduced to monorail system", Today's Zaman, 2007-10-10. Retrieved on 2007-10-25. 
  7. ^ a b c Joseph P Schwieterman. "Return of the inter-city train", Railway Gazette International, 2007-09-01, pp. 563. 

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External links

  • [4]http://www.themerryhillcentre.co.uk/monorail.html
  • [5] Light Rail Transit Association fact sheet on Monorails.
  • [6] Everything2.com page with information about the Merry Hill Monorail submitted by local people.
  • [7] The 'Monorails in Australia' page of The Monorail Society.
  • [8] Birmingham (UK) International Airport information about the former Maglev and its replacement.
  • [9] The Monorail Society

 
 

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