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Old October 4th, 2008, 04:47 AM   #301
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Hitachi to provide key parts for S Korea's first urban monorail
Fri. October 03, 2008; Posted: 12:36 AM

TOKYO, Oct 3, 2008 (Asia In Focus via COMTEX)

HITACHI LTD. (TSE:6501) said Thursday that it has received an order worth 35 billion yen (US$333 million) for South Korea's first-ever urban transit monorail system in the city of Daegu. The company is to provide the key components, such as the cars and signal system, for a 24km-long route that connects the northwestern and southeastern parts of the city.

* Construction is to begin next year, with the monorail itself to begin operations in October 2014.

* Hitachi has a track record in delivering straddle-beam monorail systems, the new order is its largest from overseas for such a system.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 05:22 AM   #302
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You keep calling it a subway. Does this mean that parts will run below ground? The only underground monorail I know of is the one in Hiroshima, which some say is technically not a monorail. Are there any others?
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Old October 21st, 2008, 09:27 PM   #303
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Scomi confirms it won India project
Published: 2008/10/21

SCOMI Engineering Bhd yesterday confirmed media reports that the company and its consortium partner, Larsen & Toubro, have won a monorail project in Mumbai, India.

Replying to a Bursa Malaysia query, the company said it had received a letter of intent last Friday evening, confirming acceptance of the consortium's final bid and requesting it to take advance action to complete necessary formalities and project planning.

Scomi said the Letter of Acceptance is being issued separately.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 09:28 PM   #304
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Scomi aims for more monorail jobs
By Marina Emmanuel Published: 2008/10/22 BusinessTimes

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SCOMI Engineering Bhd, which won its first overseas job for a monorail system in Mumbai last week, is eyeing two more Indian cities for monorail projects worth RM4 billion over the next two years.

Scomi Group Bhd's senior vice-president of group marketing, Kanesan Velupillai, said the company is looking at Bangalore in the state of Karnataka and Patna in Bihar.

It is also believed to be looking at a monorail system for New Delhi.

"We are working concurrently in preparing technical and financial proposals for Bangalore.

"The technical proposal is expected to be submitted to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corp (which oversees the implementation of metros and monorails in Karnataka) by next week, while the financial proposal should be sent by the end of November," Kanesan told Business Times.

According to Kanesan, Scomi was invited to work with Indian Railway Construction Co (Ircon) on a feasibility study for the implementation of a monorail system in Patna following the working visit of India's Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav to Kuala Lumpur in May this year.

"The feasibility report should be ready by the middle of next year," Kanesan said.

Apart from the Indian subcontinent, Scomi has also set its sights on Nigeria.

Kanesan said the company has sent an advance team to Nigeria to work on an accelerated implementation and execution plan for a monorail system in Lagos.

"The plan is to be completed and submitted by the end of November," he said.

Scomi's new-generation monorail, employing the Scomi Urban Transit Rail Applications technology, will be featured in all the overseas monorail projects.

Each car can carry 142 passengers, and each train will have four to six cars.

On the feasibility study Scomi is undertaking for a monorail system in Hanoi, Vietnam, Kanesan expects it to be completed by the end of next month. "The next phase for Vietnam will be to carry out a detailed project report for implementation," he said.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 10:38 PM   #305
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You keep calling it a subway. Does this mean that parts will run below ground? The only underground monorail I know of is the one in Hiroshima, which some say is technically not a monorail. Are there any others?

I suspect they are just using "subway" as a generic term for a rail system.
There are however a few examples of monorail as subway.
1. Tokyo-Haneda Monorail runs underground at the Haneda airport with, I believe, two stations.
2. Chongqing Monorail runs as a subway for just over 2 km. with three underground stations.
3. Putrajaya Monorail , when complete will operate extensively as a subway in the city center.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 03:29 AM   #306
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Nakheel to launch Middle East's first monorail
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Published: October 20, 2008, 17:17

Dubai: Nakheel, Dubai’s master developer, on Monday began site testing for its newly delivered monorail trains on Palm Jumeirah the first monorail service in the Middle East.

High-tech trains arrived from Japan this weekend from leading railway system manufacturer Hitachi Ltd. Two trains were raised on to the 5.45km track on Palm Jumeirah, and are now making initial test journeys, closely monitored by the RTA and operators SMRTE.

“It’s great to see the Palm Monorail trains well and truly on track. Having the first monorail in the Middle East here in the Palm Jumeirah is indicative of Nakheel’s vision, leadership and ambition as a developer. It will ensure we continue to play a critical role in Dubai’s growth as a global centre for tourism, and marks our commitment to creating sustainable transport systems, hand-in-hand with our partners at the RTA,” said Nakheel's Managing Director, Robert Lee.

Tests on the trains will be carried out for the next six months before the monorail is opened to the public in April next year.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 07:02 AM   #307
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Here is are two photos by Nakheel of the Palm Jumeirah Monorail near the Gateway Station:



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Old November 2nd, 2008, 11:49 PM   #308
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Scomi drawing up monorail plan for Mumbai harbour link
By Marina Emmanuel Published: 2008/11/03 BusinessTimes

The design team of Scomi Engineering is now working on the specifications required

for a monorail system to be incorporated into the trans-harbour link

SCOMI Engineering Bhd (7366), the energy and logistics engineering subsidiary of Scomi Group Bhd, has been invited by India's Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority to look into designing and preparing the specifications of a monorail system, which is to be incorporated into a multi-billion-dollar trans-harbour link there.

Scomi Group senior vice-president of marketing, Kanesan Velupillai, said the company was asked by Mumbai's metropolitan commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad to work on a monorail system for the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) project following his recent visit to Malaysia.

"Our design team is now working on the specifications required for the trans-harbour link," Kanesan told Business Times yesterday.

The project, which was mooted by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corp, will provide road and rail links between Sewri in Mumbai and Nhava in Navi Mumbai to the north.
The mammoth project is aimed at decongesting Mumbai's suburbs and will involve a 25km bridge with a main span to be constructed across the harbour with approaches, a 15km dispersal system in Mumbai and a 35km dispersal system on the mainland in Navi Mumbai.

Gaikwad, who recently toured China, Japan and Malaysia, was quoted by The Times of India as saying that he was confident with Scomi, which has teamed up with Indian firm Larsen and Toubro to build Mumbai's first monorail link in the city.

Kanesan said the trans-harbour link project did not initially provide for a monorail system.

"But after their visit to China and Malaysia and their observation of how airports in these countries are located far from city centres and linked via rapid mass transit systems, Gaikwad and his team feels that a civil structure for a monorail route can be incorporated in the bridge design," he added.

Work on the sealink component of the proposed MTHL is due to begin next year.

Meanwhile, Kanesan said work on Mumbai's first monorail corridor between Jacob Circle-Wadala and Chembur is likely to commence this month after the foundation stone for the project is laid.

The length of the corridor is 20km and the project is estimated to cost RM2 billion.

Kanesan said an advance team for the project will be leaving for Mumbai today.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 10:16 AM   #309
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Good news!
Monorail is , byfar , the world's most underestimated mass transit system.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 05:20 AM   #310
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Good news!
Monorail is , byfar , the world's most underestimated mass transit system.
No way! Monorail are only good for theme parks, fairs and airports. Otherwise it's a very inefficient transit system.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #311
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No way! Monorail are only good for theme parks, fairs and airports. Otherwise it's a very inefficient transit system.
haha, who said so?
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No way! Monorail are only good for theme parks, fairs and airports. Otherwise it's a very inefficient transit system.
Top Under-estimating! Thanks for illustrating the point so clearly...
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Old November 10th, 2008, 08:58 AM   #313
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somewhere in suburb,Hiroshima city
Can I say it is monorail?
this is an linear motor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyrail_Midorizaka_Line












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Old November 12th, 2008, 05:02 AM   #314
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Shame Chongqing never got the attention it deserved for this system, as it really shows that monorails do have the potential to be full alternatives to subways at a fraction of the cost.
Really?? I always thought monorails were not built because they cost more.

Grrr now I really want a monorail system in Calgary. (We're rolling in cash and we have no room for our LRT, digging tunnels costs too much so this makes total sense)
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Old November 12th, 2008, 02:56 PM   #315
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That monorail cost $58mil per mile and is only about 8 miles wrong if I am not mistaken...while it may be a bargain compared to elevated HRT, it is more expensive than at grade/mix elevated LRT and does not have the capacity of HRT trains. However, given the terrain that it is placed it is a fantastic option for them, flat cities often have other potentially cost effective options than elevated transit.

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Old November 23rd, 2008, 04:21 AM   #316
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Here is a photo and a report about the Palm Jumeirah Monorail in Dubai, United Arab Emirates:

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Good news...just saw the Palm Monorail glide past my window....amazing sight...first the fireworks and now the monorail train..Awesome!


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Old November 24th, 2008, 12:28 AM   #317
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Here are some photos of the testing for the Palm Jumeirah Monorail:

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I was driving down the palm and just thought.... coooooooool! Lucky I had my camera!

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Old November 26th, 2008, 04:27 AM   #318
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just a quick question, why does it seem like the train on the palm monorail is short?
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Old November 27th, 2008, 06:25 AM   #319
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just a quick question, why does it seem like the train on the palm monorail is short?
I think its just tele-foreshortening, because the photos are taken from a long way away with a telephoto lens - the same effect that makes cricket pitches look so short on television.

The trains are a good size - with a nominal capacity of about 200 on a 3-car set

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Old November 27th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #320
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The following is a drawing for a two-car version of the Hitachi Standard Type trains that are used for the Palm Monorail:



The two-car train is 107 feet long. I would expect a three-car train to be about 150 feet long. The width of the trains is 9.5 feet. The following image shows a six-car version used at Tokyo Disneyland:



By comparison, a typical articulated light rail vehicle is about 90 feet long and 8.7 feet wide.
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