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Old December 8th, 2007, 11:02 AM   #121
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Western Transport Terminal, Presint 7





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Old December 8th, 2007, 11:47 AM   #122
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The Putrajaya monorail project was postponed due to financial problems. The project will only resume once Putrajaya's population is large enough to require the monorail.
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Old December 8th, 2007, 01:04 PM   #123
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Old December 8th, 2007, 08:32 PM   #124
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Old December 10th, 2007, 06:05 PM   #125
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they should remove the escalator and put it elsewhere rather than leaving there for 10 or more years and leave it to rot.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 07:13 AM   #126
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New monorail arrives at Disneyland
Thursday, December 20, 2007
By SARAH TULLY
The Orange County Register



NEW ARRIVAL: A new Mark VII monorail is hoisted into place
backstage at Disneyland Park in Anaheim on Thursday.


PAUL HIFFMEYER, DISNEY


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ANAHEIM – The first new monorail car in two decades slid onto the Disneyland track on Thursday as the theme park prepares for guests to ride it starting in late February.

Starting Monday, five flat-bed trucks transported in the five cars of the first redesigned train from Vancouver, Canada, where they were built. Crews ripped off white shrink wrap, which made the cars look like a Space Shuttle, and took about an hour and 15 minutes for a crane to hoist the nose of the first red-striped train to the parking area.

The ride started in 1959 as part of Disneyland's first expansion and the current cars have carted visitors around the Disney area since 1987. For three years, Disney Imagineers have been working on the upgrades that will roll out through the summer.

"I think we're always looking for ways to update and refresh classic attractions," said Scot Drake, the monorail lead designer. "This is definitely an iconic attraction."

The biggest change is the look of the train: The first electric cars have blue glass and red stripes that change color in the sunlight. The next two cars will be blue with purple glass and orange with blue glass.

Bench seats will face the windows, allowing visitors a full view of the parks, Downtown Disney and the Disneyland Hotel. The capacity and speed will remain the same.

Until the February debut, Disney workers will put finishing touches on the construction and test the train after the park closes.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 07:16 AM   #127
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New monorail arrives at Disneyland
NEW ARRIVAL: A new Mark VII monorail is hoisted into place
backstage at Disneyland Park in Anaheim on Thursday.
PAUL HIFFMEYER, DISNEY



2004: The Disney monorail on its 45th anniversary.
OCR - YGNACIO NANETTI, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER



New monorail arrives at Disneyland
LIFT OFF: A new Mark VII monorail is hoisted
from a truck and into place at Disneyland Park.
PAUL HIFFMEYER, DISNEY



New monorail arrives at Disneyland
1960: Guests queue up to ride the original
Monorail train with the Matterhorn in background.
PHOTO COURTESY OF DISNEY
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Old January 1st, 2008, 07:27 AM   #128
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Surprise: new monorail in Turkey!



Ankara, Turkey. Every once in a while, we get a big surprise in the world of monorails. Today it came in the form of an announcement of a new monorail in Ankara, Turkey. Usually we hear about new monorail technology in the form of computer graphics, but the new Tekray Monorail is already hardware! In fact, the test track is 1.5 kilometers long and will become a peoplemover-scaled transit system after testing. It is located on the grounds of the Middle East Technical University. Once the test period is complete, the Tekray Monorail will transport students, academic staff and university work staff. Azmi Seren Kalaycioglu, Tekray's Coordinator or Financial and Administrative Affairs, tells us that the monorail project originated in 2006, using Turkish capital and labor only. This is certainly a startlingly short development period from conception to hardware, another testament for monorail. The Monorail Society welcomes Tekray to world of monorails and wishes them success!
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Old January 1st, 2008, 07:29 AM   #129
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İstanbul to be introduced to monorail system
(10/17/07)

After the introduction of a high-capacity metrobus system to İstanbulites in mid-September, the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality is planning another project to ease the densely populated city’s traffic problems.

Under the new project, İstanbulites will enjoy a monorail system that will run on the Şişhane-Kulaksız-Cemal Kamacı Sports Center line on the European side of the city. The project will be launched in 2008 and is foreseen to be completed in 2010.
A monorail is a single rail serving as a track for a wheeled vehicle; the term is also used for a vehicle traveling on such a track. The idea of an İstanbul monorail was first brought up in the early 2000s, among other projects proposed for a faster, cheaper and more efficient means of transportation in the city; however, a monorail project could not be realized at the time.

The most common type of monorail in use today is the straddle-beam monorail, in which the train straddles a reinforced concrete beam in the range of 2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters) wide. A rubber-tired carriage contacts the beam on the top and both sides for traction and to stabilize the vehicle. There is also a form of suspended monorail in which train cars are suspended beneath the wheel carriage. In this design the carriage wheels ride inside the single beam.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 07:30 AM   #130
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Scomi Rail to send final plan for Hanoi project
Friday November 16, 2007
By B.K. SIDHU

PETALING JAYA: Scomi Rail Bhd, a unit of Scomi Engineering Bhd, has been given exclusive rights by the People’s Community of Hanoi City to submit a final proposal with costs for the development of a more than RM1bil monorail project, sources said.

The plan involves Scomi proposing the design, engineering and construction plans for track alignment and the trains, besides the final costing for the entire project.

Scomi has about 60 days to make its final submission. The company is believed to be working furiously to submit the final proposal for the development of the 23km monorail. The sources said Scomi would work with a Vietnamese consortium on the operation side.

The company's initial presentation was made to the authorities in Hanoi mid this year. It is unclear if Scomi would be able to secure the contract but it remains hopeful, as it wants to become a sizeable player in the mushrooming monorail business.

It has so far submitted bids to supply over 300 trains to several countries, including India (where it is looking to build about 50km of tracks), Syria, Mauritius, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Thailand. It is also in talks to supply 30 sets of trains for the 36.7km Medina lines.

It is learnt that the company had on Tuesday submitted its bid together with partner, Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd, for the Penang monorail project.

Come Nov 26, the company is also set to launch its second-generation monorail in Kuala Lumpur. The monorail is able to accommodate more passengers in each car, thereby increasing the capacity so as to be closer to that of light rail transit (LRT) systems.

Scomi Engineering has its own technology in the monorail business and it also supplies electrical and mechanical systems for any type of monorail.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Scomi had secured a RM121.8mil contract to upgrade the wayside electrical and mechanical systems for Putra LRT’s fleet expansion project for the Kelana Jaya line.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 07:32 AM   #131
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Three line system plan for South Korea
(12/15/07)



Sokcho, South Korea. A 28-kilometer three-line monorail system is being planned for the Sokcho City area in South Korea. Sokcho is one of Korea's most popular tourist cities, with about 12 million visitors per year. The monorail would connect the city with Mt. Seorak National Park, Naksan Provincial Park, Yeonglang Lake, Hwajinpo Lake in Goseong, Mt. Geumgang in North Korea, Cheoksan Spa, Osaek Spa and the Unification Observatory in Goseong. The $72 million (USD) system is being developed to protect the environment during high tourist seasons and deal with increasing traffic in the area.

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Old January 1st, 2008, 11:07 AM   #132
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New monorail arrives at Disneyland
Thursday, December 20, 2007
By SARAH TULLY
The Orange County Register



NEW ARRIVAL: A new Mark VII monorail is hoisted into place
backstage at Disneyland Park in Anaheim on Thursday.


PAUL HIFFMEYER, DISNEY




ANAHEIM – The first new monorail car in two decades slid onto the Disneyland track on Thursday as the theme park prepares for guests to ride it starting in late February.

Starting Monday, five flat-bed trucks transported in the five cars of the first redesigned train from Vancouver, Canada, where they were built. Crews ripped off white shrink wrap, which made the cars look like a Space Shuttle, and took about an hour and 15 minutes for a crane to hoist the nose of the first red-striped train to the parking area.

The ride started in 1959 as part of Disneyland's first expansion and the current cars have carted visitors around the Disney area since 1987. For three years, Disney Imagineers have been working on the upgrades that will roll out through the summer.

"I think we're always looking for ways to update and refresh classic attractions," said Scot Drake, the monorail lead designer. "This is definitely an iconic attraction."

The biggest change is the look of the train: The first electric cars have blue glass and red stripes that change color in the sunlight. The next two cars will be blue with purple glass and orange with blue glass.

Bench seats will face the windows, allowing visitors a full view of the parks, Downtown Disney and the Disneyland Hotel. The capacity and speed will remain the same.

Until the February debut, Disney workers will put finishing touches on the construction and test the train after the park closes.
Imagineers? What a load of @#%%^#
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Old January 1st, 2008, 03:05 PM   #133
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Monorail in Moscow - it was not good idea


Major of Moscow told - Built five years ago Moscow monorail - 4 km was not good idea for megacity like Moscow -too much hi cost ,too slowly .We re changing plans for monorail and we ll build metro in this districts
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Light rail may operate at grade in urban enviroments because that is the cheapest and least disruptive way to get into a city core in cases when the streets are wide enough.

Anyways, for the elevated rail systems being shown, what are the chances of the concrete being painted a light color? It would reflect light rather than absorb it and things would not seem so gray

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Old January 2nd, 2008, 01:35 PM   #135
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Hell friends,

Can anybody post a Putrajaya Monorail system map, with the name of the stations, please?

It has been impossible for me to obtain this map! Is there an official web?

Thank you very much
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Light rail may operate at grade in urban enviroments because that is the cheapest and least disruptive way to get into a city core in cases when the streets are wide enough.

Anyways, for the elevated rail systems being shown, what are the chances of the concrete being painted a light color? It would reflect light rather than absorb it and things would not seem so gray
I saw pics of the monorails pillars in Singapore being covered with creeping plants. Meanwhile alot of KL Monorail pillars are covered with advertisements.
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Major of Moscow told - Built five years ago Moscow monorail - 4 km was not good idea for megacity like Moscow -too much hi cost ,too slowly .We re changing plans for monorail and we ll build metro in this districts
Any transit solution will be a disaster if it is implemented poorly, no matter what the technology. Moscow's monorail travels a low need corridor from nowhere to nowhere, runs only during midday, and up until recently only stopped at a couple of stops. It should have also been suspended instead of straddle, so that it would have performed better in the colder climate.

I know monorails have their fair share of criticisms, but I wonder if people actually know about their potential. Instead of looking at Moscow, Sydney, etc., where they have low capacities and costs per passenger, look at Tokyo, Tama, Osaka, Chongqing, and even Disney where monorails have heavy rail capacities. For transit use, monorails should be built to HRT capacity - something that is rarely done.
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BTW, does anyone know how much monorail costs to build compared to HRT or LRT? I'm talking about a quality system of about 75,000-100,000+ passengers per day, not some of these 30,000 ppd systems that are more tourist attractions or are corridors that should probably be serviced by standard rail.

I've seen different numbers all over the place. Las Vegas for example (which falls into the latter category of monorails btw) has numbers between 88 million per mile from monorails.org to 130 million per mile from lightrailnow.org
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