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Old February 1st, 2014, 09:10 AM   #21
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Well, that's a very odd way of measuring it regardless. Most trains measure max speed. I'm sure it goes much faster in between stations. A station every km seems like overkill.

Still very impressive looking!
max speed is 80km/h
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Old February 1st, 2014, 02:45 PM   #22
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IMO that's hardly a good solution for Mumbai's traffic problem.

As one of the world's densest cities Mumbai urgently needs high-capacity transport systems. And monorails are certainly no high-capacity systems (especially if they only consist of 4 cars).
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Old February 1st, 2014, 02:51 PM   #23
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It it expected to pay for itself? The Sydney monorail became a bit of a white elephant.
Delhi Metro is one of the very few profitable PT trains/subways/whatever in the world (HK is the only other one I know of). So at least Indians know how to run this stuff for a profit. So there's at least a good possibility that it will run for profit.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 03:49 PM   #24
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IMO that's hardly a good solution for Mumbai's traffic problem.

As one of the world's densest cities Mumbai urgently needs high-capacity transport systems. And monorails are certainly no high-capacity systems (especially if they only consist of 4 cars).
Mumbai already has Suburban Railways. The first line of Metro will be operational in a few months.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 04:58 PM   #25
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I think it looks sleaker than Metro Rail. I just with it was little faster and longer with atleast 6 boggies or whatever you call them.

South Asia's first metro rail was in Calcutta in the '80s.
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First Airport T2, now Monorail, next is Metro. So 2014 is gonna be a good year for Mumbai.
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At last, Mumbai gets its own monorail











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Old February 1st, 2014, 06:42 PM   #29
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India's first monorail flagged off by Maharashtra's Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan


Saturday, February 1, 2014 - Agency: DNA

India’s first monorail was flagged off by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday afternoon at the Wadala Monorail Station.

Soon after flagging it off, Chavan along with Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, other elected representatives, officials and dignitaries took 8.93 km long ride to Chembur Monorail Station.

At Mahatma Gandhi Maidan in Chembur East, Chavan announced Wadala – Chembur Monorail ‘Open’.

Curious and excited Mumbaikars had come to try their luck for a joyride on Saturday only to have been told to make an attempt on Sunday morning.

From Sunday morning at 7, monorail rakes will depart simultaneously from either ends of the 8.93 km – Wadala and Chembur for public.

For the first month, the frequency will be every 15 minutes. “After a month we may increase the frequency to every 9 minutes. Depending upon the need and response from public, they operational timings will also increase,” said Ashwini Bhide, additional metropolitan commissioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

The Mumbai Monorail project has been divided into two phases, namely Chembur – Wadala (Phase I) and Wadala – Jacob Circle (Phase II). The 10.24 km long second phase is under construction and is scheduled for completion by March 2015.
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Other transport option in mumbai
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Present

Suburban (427km) with annual ridership of 2.64 bil , it is the world's second busiest mass transit system after Tokyo. Interestingly one of its station is also a UNESCO world heritage site. and some are known for their aesthetic value.





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Old February 1st, 2014, 08:47 PM   #31
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Found some photos on Economic times. Right clicking/Downloading is not allowed, so took these screen-shots using Snipping tool.





















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Old February 1st, 2014, 09:00 PM   #34
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Great


SŃo Paulo MOnorail will open this year too:



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Old February 1st, 2014, 09:50 PM   #35
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Interesting.

Stuff like this goes hand-in-hand with improvements in the Indian economy.

With that said:
Hopefully it doesn't get overcrowded (since most rail systems in India these days are full of crowds and congestion).

In that way, the train riding experience would be a more pleasant experience when it's not full to the brim

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DHCP Config?

The train uses Ethernet network? Local Network Address?
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Nice

Hopefully it doesn't get overcrowded =)
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 07:10 PM   #37
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 01:06 AM   #38
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Thanks, A-Town Boy and Intoxication.

Actually, Mumbai is working on developing a multi-modal urban transit system, much like Kuala Lumpur and some other cities.
An intricate network of suburban rail, Metro rail, monorail and water transport.
That is the best option for Mumbai based on its urban morphology.
This first monorail line is experimental as the Government will study its impact before building the remaining proposed lines.
The monorail stations are linked to their corresponding suburban rail stations.
It's unfortunate we're discussing this in Skybar instead of the correct sub-forum "Subways and Urban Transport" as Pals_RGB mentioned earlier.

Lahore should also consider a multi-modal transport system as it already has an excellent Metro Bus system.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 03:39 AM   #39
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tell me whats the advantage to have monorail over the normal rail?
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I thought there was already monorail in Singapore?
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