A monorail utilizes a single rail serving as a track for passenger or freight vehicles. In most cases it 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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All-volunteer organization founded to foster more awareness and promote this uniquely safe method of transit: not just for theme parks and zoos. Descriptions, diagrams, technical papers, news, videos, history, comparisons, costs, links.
Aerobus International, Inc.
Makes large, collective, suspended, monorail train system, tracks supported by widely spaced cable suspension. Descriptions, photos, diagrams, video, history, installations, news, contacts, contacts.
World's longest suspended monorail, built in 1988, 15.5km, 18 stations.
Historic Seattle Monorail
Seattle's original monorail, built in 1962 for the World's Fair, still operating daily on its one-mile track.
Las Vegas Monorail
Originally opened in 1995, this system will be expanded to 6km in 2004.
Osaka's monorail operating since 1990, 23.8km, 16 stations.
Owen Transit Group, Inc.
Engineering firm offering the HighRoad Monorail System: 1 beam, 2-way traffic.
Japan's first suspended monorail, built in 1970, 6.6km, 8 stations.
Operating just outside Tokyo since 1997, 16km, 19 stations.
Walt's Toy Trains
Some pictures of Disneyland monorails.
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