All Monorail vehicle articles

  • Monorail vehicle photo CRRC (2)
    Metro Report International

    Monterrey World Cup monorail cars unveiled


    MEXICO: The first of 13 six-car automated monorail trainsets that CRRC Nanjing Puzhen is building for Monterrey lines 4 and 6 was unveiled on November 21. The GoA4 driverless trainsets will be deployed on two lines currently under construction ahead of the 2026 FIFA World Cup, ...

  • Wuhan Optics Valley Skyrail (1)
    Metro Report International

    Suspended monorail with glass floor opens in China


    CHINA: The Optics Valley Skyrail suspended monorail has opened in Wuhan, with glass-floored vehicles giving passengers a view downwards as well as sideways. The 10·5 km first phase of the line, which is primarily aimed at tourists, runs from Jiufengshan in Jiufeng National Forest Park to Longquanshan. ...

  • Santiago de los Caballeros monorail impression
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    Santiago de los Caballeros monorail contract awarded


    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Public transport development agency SITRAM has selected the SIF consortium of Alstom and Sofratesa to supply railway systems and rolling stock for the elevated monorail under construction in Santiago de los Caballeros. The 13·2 km line between Cienfuegos in the northwest of the country’s ...

  • Bangkok Yellow Line monorail
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    Bangkok Yellow Line monorail opens


    THAILAND: The opening of the full length of the MRT Yellow Line monorail running 30·4 km from Lat Phrao to Samrong in the east of Bangkok with 23 stations was marked with a visit by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on June 19. Limited preview trips had ...

  • Sao Paulo Line 17 BYD monorail (2)
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    São Paulo Line 17 monorail cars unveiled


    BRAZIL: Chinese manufacture BYD has unveiled the first monorail trainset for São Paulo Line 17 at its factory in Shenzhen. In April 2020, BYD SkyRail São Paulo and Metro do São Paulo signed a contract for the supply of 14 five-car trainsets, along with track components, ...

  • São Paulo Monorail Line 15 (Photo: Benjámin Zelki)
    Metro Report International

    São Paulo orders 19 monorail trainsets


    BRAZIL: São Paulo’s Metrô has approved an order for 19 Innovia 300 monorail trains to be supplied by CRRC Puzhen Alstom Transportation Systems. This will expand the Line 15 fleet to 46 sets to enable a reduction in headways and handle the increase in ridership which ...

  • Wuhu’s first driverless straddle-beam monorail line opened on November 3, running 30·5 km north–south from Baoshun Road via Jiuziguangchang to Baimashan with 25 stations.
    Metro Report International

    Wuhu driverless monorail line opens


    CHINA: Wuhu’s first driverless straddle-beam monorail line opened on November 3, running 30·5 km north–south from Baoshun Road via Jiuziguangchang to Baimashan with 25 stations. The National Development & Reform Commission approved the Wuhu Urban Rail Transit Phase 1 construction plan for 2016-20 in ...

  • KM Tools Alstom Derby Cairo monorail jigs
    Rail Business UK

    Jigs supplied to Derby for Cairo monorail project


    UK: KM Tools has designed and manufactured multiple SmartLine Jigs which Alstom’s Derby plant is using to assemble Innovia 300 monorail trains for export to Cairo. The Staffordshire-based company is also providing 24/7 on-site maintenance support for the jigs. ‘We are thrilled to be part of ...

  • ALSTOM-Le Caire-509
    Metro Report International

    First Cairo monorail trainsets delivered


    EGYPT: The first two of 70 four-car Alstom Innovia 300 trains for the Cairo monorail project have been delivered to the Egyptian capital. The vehicles are being manufactured at Alstom’s Derby plant in the UK, with work on the Mitrac traction systems led by the company’s ...

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    Cairo monorail train rolled out in Derby


    EGYPT: The first of 70 four-car Innovia 300 driverless monorail trainsets for two lines which are under construction in Cairo has been rolled out at Alstom’s Derby plant in the UK. In August 2019, Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels and a consortium ...

  • Bombardier is to supply Innovia 300 monorail trainsets for the two lines being developed in Cairo.
    Metro Report International

    Financing package enables Bombardier’s Derby plant to go ahead with Egyptian monorail production


    EGYPT: Bombardier Transportation’s factory at Derby in the UK is to go ahead with the production of 70 four-car Innovia Monorail 300 trainsets for two lines being built in Cairo, after the British government confirmed a £1·7bn export finance guarantee. In August 2019 a Bombardier-led consortium ...

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    Metro Report International

    Faster monorail on trial


    CHINA: Test running has started with a prototype 100 km/h monorail train being developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang. The elevated straddle monorail concept is aimed at suburban applications in large conurbations, with a projected cost of around a third of the price of a conventional metro line. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Skytrain monorail on test


    CHINA: A driverless suspended monorail vehicle with a design speed of 80 km/h is being tested on an 800 m elevated track in Wuhan. The Skytrain has two cars, each 11 m long and 2 400 mm wide, and could be extended to a maximum of five ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bangkok monorail trains arrive


    THAILAND: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha joined a ceremony at the port of Laem Chabang on October 1 to mark the arrival of the first monorail trainsets for the Bangkok’s future Pink and Yellow lines. He was joined at the celebrations by BTS Group ...

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    Wuppertal Schwebebahn services suspended amid tyre trouble


    GERMANY: Weekday services on the Wuppertal Schwebebahn suspended monorail are to be withdrawn for up to a year to enable urgent guideway repairs, the operator has confirmed. Following an emergency meeting of its supervisory board on July 2, municipal transport and utility company Wuppertaler Stadtwerke announced ...