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Old June 15th, 2014, 04:44 AM   #361
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Old June 16th, 2014, 01:02 AM   #362
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The above photo is a great image, but my understanding is that the Naha monorail on Okinawa operates with two-car trains. Given that the passengers of the second and third cars have the same sequence of shirt colors, it seems plausible that the above image was photoshopped.
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Old June 16th, 2014, 12:20 PM   #363
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Some pics of Moscow monorail taken by me on June 12.

















A tram line right below.





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Old June 16th, 2014, 12:21 PM   #364
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I think that this is not a monorail - this is look like in Wuppertal
There are two main types of monorail - on the rail and under it, accordingly.
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Old June 16th, 2014, 12:41 PM   #365
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Monorails, schmonorails...

@ Night_City_Dream: nics pics - they also show the absurdness of this particular monorail implementation in Moscow with the tram running right below it. I really love the potted plants in one of those pictures
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Old June 16th, 2014, 05:04 PM   #366
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Thanks for sharing the pictures, Night_City_Dream. Was the train fully automated, or was there a driver or attendant on board?
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Old June 16th, 2014, 06:37 PM   #367
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There is a driver, but, AFAIK, by default train is operated automatic, except door closure and departure.
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Old June 16th, 2014, 11:53 PM   #368
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The above photo is a great image, but my understanding is that the Naha monorail on Okinawa operates with two-car trains. Given that the passengers of the second and third cars have the same sequence of shirt colors, it seems plausible that the above image was photoshopped.
It certainly was - notice how the window in the middle car is exactly like the window in the third car
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Old June 17th, 2014, 12:02 AM   #369
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Agreed, and just about everything in the two cars are identical.
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Old June 17th, 2014, 05:51 AM   #370
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The above photo is a great image, but my understanding is that the Naha monorail on Okinawa operates with two-car trains. Given that the passengers of the second and third cars have the same sequence of shirt colors, it seems plausible that the above image was photoshopped.
You sir, are about 1000x more observant than the average internet user. Yep, Naha monorail is only 2 cars. And like almost everything else in Japan, clean and efficient.
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Old June 20th, 2014, 01:34 PM   #371
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Moscow Monorail.

Vystavochny Center station.







Terminus at Timiryazevskaya.



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Moscow Monorail.

Vystavochny Center station.







Terminus at Timiryazevskaya.



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Old June 20th, 2014, 05:32 PM   #373
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Moscow Monorail.
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Old June 20th, 2014, 08:15 PM   #374
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One of the major barriers for greater expansion of monorail use is the lack of a track standard. Each major manufacturer has its own setup. IF they could come with a standard for the track, it would be easier to convince more cities to adopt them, without fears of 'vendor lock-in'.

Such standard should cover the geometry of tracks, height to floor and horizontal clearance.
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Old June 21st, 2014, 01:07 AM   #375
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Yes, this is worth repeating on every page of this thread. In the United States, monorail never makes it past the initial screening of technologies for new transit lines being constructed by governmental transit agencies. Monorail is always eliminated as a proprietary technology. This situation will continue until multiple monorail manufacturers agree to build trains to a common standard so that they can operate on the same guideway.
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Old June 28th, 2014, 09:21 PM   #376
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Old June 28th, 2014, 11:31 PM   #377
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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......
Not exactly. In 2012, the NSW Government bought the company which held the monorail and light rail for two reasons:

a) the Monorail route was in the way of a redevelopment at the Convention Centre and they didn't want to deal with compensatory actions for the monorail company
b) the Light Rail had extensions being built in the near future and the government wanted more control over it so that they wouldn't have to fuss over the operations of the new line

They got it at a bargain basement price - less than the value of the assets, I'd wager.

They weighed up their options and decided that removing the monorail was the best option. After all, the infrastructure was ageing and it would cost too much to reroute the monorail and purchase new rolling stock. The monorail wasn't making that much money anyway, and it was mostly used by tourists. There was a lot of opposition to it cutting through the city as well, most vocally from the Lord Mayor of Sydney.
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Old June 29th, 2014, 01:30 AM   #378
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... The monorail wasn't making that much money anyway ...
Will profitability even be a consideration for the new light rail line that is being built? (This is a rhetorical question. The answer is "No!")
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Old June 29th, 2014, 04:09 AM   #379
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Line 18 - supplier not chosen yet. Not under construction yet. It will serve the Southeastern area of the metropolis (Sao Bernardo)
did Scomi will tender Line 18..?

Scome monorail

It is reported that the state of Amazonas has awarded a BRL•46 billion contract to build a 20 kilometers long straddle monorail in the city of Manaus to a consortium of Scomi, CR Almeida, Mendes Junior and Serveng Civilsan.

The line from Largo da Matriz to Jorge Teixeira will have nine stations and a capacity of 35,000 passengers per hour in each direction. Completion is scheduled within 40 months.

Announcing the contract award on August 5th 2011, Scomi said its BRL 342 million share of the contract includes the supply of 10 six car SUTRA train sets and depot equipment as well as beam design, system integration and project management services.

Scomi is also part of the Monotrilho Integração consortium which signed the contract for the Line 17 monorail in São Paulo on July 30th 2011.
fonte:http://www.steelguru.com/internation...ct/219945.html
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Old June 29th, 2014, 04:37 AM   #380
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No, Line 18 tender was postponed and no winners are known at this moment.
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