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Old February 6th, 2014, 12:22 PM   #61
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Wow this thread is now totally messed up.

And this is what happens when you merge two threads.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 12:29 PM   #62
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Personally I think trams are way better than monorails

What looks more friendly, human and green?
Trams have to deal with street-level interference, and thus they have lower capacity. Moreover, monorails (or any form of grade-segregated rail) can be fully automated to operate without a driver/engineer, whereas tram cannot.

You can't possible transport more than 8 or 9 thousand passengers/hour on a double-track tramline, while you can achieve up to 35 thousand pax/hour on a monorail like this one (and up to 65 thousand pax/hour on heavy rail).
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Old February 6th, 2014, 01:47 PM   #63
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Is there a map of the network including the monorail, please?
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Old February 6th, 2014, 02:22 PM   #64
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^ Monorail

Phase I + Phase II (u/c, will be operational from March 2015)

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Old February 6th, 2014, 03:20 PM   #65
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The distances from monorail to railway stations are extremly inconvenient. 10mins seems like a lot! What a pity, the line havent been build closer to make the transfers easier.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 03:44 PM   #66
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So other than this monorail, Mumbai only has the old suburban train system, when will other modern metro lines open?
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Old February 6th, 2014, 04:19 PM   #67
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Before April acc to this news report.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 12:19 AM   #68
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Personally I think trams are way better than monorails

What looks more friendly, human and green?

This




or this

It never fails. Any post about monorails is going to be bombed by streetcar trolls.

Good for Mumbai! They've built a grade-separated transit line that is faster and offers higher capacity than streetcars. If streetcars had been the right answer, Mumbai probably would have kept the system they had decades ago.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 03:13 PM   #69
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Any post about monorails is going to be bombed by streetcar trolls.
Any post about BRT, and sometimes even regular metros is bombed by them as well.
Some ppl still believe trams are the only good solution. Always and everywhere.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 10:10 PM   #70
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+1 Moreover, Trams are very slow. They are not ideal for dense city like Mumbai.
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Old February 8th, 2014, 02:16 PM   #71
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Trams interact with traffic, traffic lights and pedestrians. Monorails just go, they stop for nothing, like conventional rail.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 01:11 PM   #72
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Plant creepers on the monorail pillars like on the Sentosa Monorail and they will look pleasant.....
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Old February 27th, 2014, 06:47 PM   #73
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New Mumbai monorail map on urbanrail.net:

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Old February 27th, 2014, 08:20 PM   #74
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To digress here abit,Kuala Lumpur's Monorail is only 8km but carries more than 20 million passengers yearly

KL Monorail

2008= 21,765,233 passengers
2009= 21,021,390 passengers
2010= 22,108,308 passengers
2011= 24,200,299 passengers
2012= 24,113,242 passengers
2013= 25,437,623 passengers

The monorail works because like trams or LRT they connect places, in KL , it goes through the CBD and the shopping district.

Hence I am perplexed with anti monorail sentiments when monorail works just as well as any rail technology.

IMO its advantage is that it can be easily implemented in built up Asian cities where there is lack of space and tight turning radius plus the construction method is simpler, for example, the monorail concrete pillars and tracks can be built by most contractors and requires no specialist knowledge. Its a reason it is being implemented in Jakarta, Bangkok and Sao Paolo. Its a golden age for monorails now.
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That's a demand of 55,000 passengers/day, not so great for a mass transit system in a major city.
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Old February 28th, 2014, 05:18 AM   #76
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That's a demand of 55,000 passengers/day, not so great for a mass transit system in a major city.
The current capacity of KL monorail is maxed out This number is actually 1/3 of KLs busiest LRT, hence it is OK for a short route. Please remember the line use 12 two car monorail with 200 passenger capacity which limited its ridership. Because of this reason new four car trains like the ons in Mumbai will be used early next year.

The KL Monorail is a short route and was not popular as it operated under a different operator hence people need to buy different ticket, since it has been integrated with the LRT, ridership is increasing as fare is cheaper and office workers can use the monorail using their Rapid monthly pass which was not possible before.

The KL monorail is also being upgraded to meet disable mobility needs, interchange with the LRT and upcoming LRT network. The private operator that built it did a lousy job with the station design which may have curtailed its popularity, but soon the line will be more user friendly by year end and ridership expected to double with the new four car trains.
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Congratz Mumbai.

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Old February 28th, 2014, 09:04 PM   #78
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Wow, that really quiet!

Monorail is effective mass transit and a FAR superior choice to a tram or even elevated LRT which is louder, more expensive, and has a larger footprint and shadow without the better maneuverability of monorail.
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Old March 1st, 2014, 06:31 AM   #79
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Here are some recent construction pictures taken by me a couple weeks ago.

For more pictures, go to the above link, www.monorails.org

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originally posted by sahiesh and patel2897 from DNA India
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