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Old March 28th, 2014, 05:40 PM   #341
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Old March 29th, 2014, 06:55 AM   #342
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Expected weekday ridership: 500,000 passengers/day. It will be the highest-capacity monorail line on the planet.
Chongqing Monorail Line 3 already achieves an average daily ridership of over 500,000 ppl/day
Monorail Line 2 ~400,000 ppl/day

Major 12km Line 2 south extension opening in 2014. Line 3 Northern extension opening in 2015.

Both lines are expanding to 8 car trains to cope with demand.

Also some good photos posted by Big Dog from the Chongqing Metro page.

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Old March 29th, 2014, 05:54 PM   #343
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So Chongqing already has one line that alone transports 500,000 p/day.... in Sao Paulo the official estimate is 550,000 p/day for Line 15 in 2017 when complete, we will have to see.

The population of Chongqing according to Wikipedia is 29,4 million. Is that correct? Sao Paulo metropolitan area has 20 million.
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Old March 29th, 2014, 11:27 PM   #344
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So Chongqing already has one line that alone transports 500,000 p/day.... in Sao Paulo the official estimate is 550,000 p/day for Line 15 in 2017 when complete, we will have to see.

The population of Chongqing according to Wikipedia is 29,4 million. Is that correct? Sao Paulo metropolitan area has 20 million.
That's the entire "province" of Chongqing. The city itself is only ~7-8 million. I expect the ridership of Chongqing monorail line 2 and 3 to increase as more extensions and longer trains come on line. The oldest half of Line 3 has only been running for one and a half years and the newest half is less than one year old. As of 2014, its ridership has hardly matured. Typical rapidly expanding Chinese systems have a ridership growth of 10-15% annually.

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Old March 30th, 2014, 10:57 PM   #345
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Monorail trains are awesome.

Unfortunately, there are a few that don't succeed.............such as the one in Sydney, Australia

I heard that it was a huge financial burden for the New South Wales government that they had to shut the line down......
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Old March 30th, 2014, 11:16 PM   #346
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Will the light rail line proposed to replace the monorail be expected to make a profit? The decision to demolish the Sydney Monorail was driven by development plans for Darling Harbour.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 12:21 AM   #347
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The Sydney mororail, like most monorails in the Western World, was created as an amusement park ride more than actual transportation, and then I don't know why people are surprised that it doens't make a profit as public transportation!

Besides, the Sydney monorail cannot be compared to actual monorail metros like Chongqing, Tokyo and Sao Paulo. The Sydney monorail is a single 3.6km track that operates as a loop with four trains one after the other, capacity is dismal, the route is little useful and duh, it fails. That faiilure has nothing to do with how many rails exist under the train. Had it used conventional steel rail or maglev it would still fail.

Btw it is already demolished and no longer exists.

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Sao Paulo Lina 15 Monorail picture taken just a few hours ago, train durint tests at station. The first part of this line will open on limited hours on May.

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New video of Sao Paulo line 15

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Old April 17th, 2014, 08:51 PM   #350
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Moscow Monorail, from Wikipedia:

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Old May 27th, 2014, 08:56 PM   #351
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Sao Paulo Line 15, in tests on May 2014, still not open to public

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Still not open? The construction contract was awarded in September 2010. The line is expected to open next month. Getting from contract award to system opening in less than four years for such a major line (24 km, 17 stations) is remarkable.
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Yes it would be, if the whole line was to open next month - but only the initial 2.3km and two stations will open. The remaining stations are not even built yet, their foundations are beginning to show. They will likely open by late 2015.
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Line 15 monorail track switches to maintenance depot

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Old May 29th, 2014, 01:38 AM   #355
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Yes it would be, if the whole line was to open next month - but only the initial 2.3km and two stations will open. The remaining stations are not even built yet, their foundations are beginning to show. They will likely open by late 2015.
That's still quite fast compared to most projects. BART awarded a contract to build just a cable-liner from Oakland Coliseum Station to Oakland International Airport < http://www.oakconnector.com/ > at about the same time that the contract was awarded for Sao Paulo Line 15. The cable-liner isn't expected to open until this fall.
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Old May 30th, 2014, 12:01 PM   #356
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A Monorail proposal for Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy - for the World Ski Championships of 2019


Seems different from other seen; more info (only in italian, sorry) here
https://www.facebook.com/cortina2019edOtlre
http://www.altawind.ch
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A Monorail proposal for Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy - for the World Ski Championships of 2019
I think that this is not a monorail - this is look like in Wuppertal
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Old May 30th, 2014, 12:49 PM   #358
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I think that this is not a monorail - this is look like in Wuppertal
It is a monorail, as Wuppertal is as well (it relies in single beams for support and traction).
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Here's the Monorail Society's definition:

http://monorails.org/tMspages/WhatIs.html

MO*NO*RAIL n. 1. A single rail serving as a track for passenger or freight vehicles. In most cases rail is elevated, but monorails can also run at grade, below grade or in subway tunnels. Vehicles are either suspended from or straddle a narrow guideway. Monorail vehicles are WIDER than the guideway that supports them.
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