All Monorail articles

  • ALSTOM-Le Caire-509
    Metro Report International

    First Cairo monorail trainsets delivered

    2021-09-09T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Wuhu Monorail (Photo: CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Ltd)
    Metro Report International

    Wuhu monorail maintenance contract awarded

    2021-06-04T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems joint venture has been awarded a 27-year contract to maintain the guideways and trainsets for the monorail network which is under construction at Wuhu in Anhui province. Opening is planned by the end of this year. In 2017 ...

  • LA SkyRail Express monorail impression
    Metro Report International

    Metro and monorail proposed to serve western Los Angeles

    2021-03-29T10:23:00Z

    USA: The Los Angeles Metro board has selected two consortia to develop detailed concepts for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor, a proposed metro or monorail line to provide a high speed and high capacity connection between San Fernando Valley, the Westside and eventually Los Angeles International Airport ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bangkok monorail extension approved

    2021-03-04T05:00:00Z

    THAILAND: Approval has been granted for an extension of Bangkok’s future Pink Line monorail. The 34·5 km Pink Line from Khrae Rai to Min Buri with 30 stations is now 72% complete, with the first section expected to open this year and the full route in ...

  • it-peoplemover Bologna_01
    Metro Report International

    Marconi Express monorail opens in Bologna

    2020-11-24T05:58:00Z

    ITALY: A 5∙1 km monorail linking Bologna’s Marconi Airport with the city’s main line station opened for revenue service on November 18.

  • cn-sifang-monorail-exterior
    Metro Report International

    Faster monorail on trial

    2020-11-20T09:07:00Z

    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 ...

  • cn Wuhan_Skytrain_01
    Metro Report International

    Skytrain monorail on test

    2020-11-16T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • pa Panama Line 3 monorail impression
    Metro Report International

    Panamá City monorail rolling stock and rail systems contract signed

    2020-11-05T05:00:00Z

    PANAMA: The HPH joint venture which is prime contractor for the Panamá City metro Line 3 monorail has signed a US$883m contract for Hitachi Ltd, Hitachi Rail STS and Mitsubishi Corp to supply rolling stock and railway systems. Hitachi and Hitachi Rail will provide 28 six-car ...

  • br Salvador monorail impression
    Metro Report International

    Salvador monorail design contract awarded

    2020-10-29T05:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: Salvador monorail PPP concessionaire leader BYD has awarded SENER a contract to prepare detailed designs for the railway systems. The 23·6 km straddle monorail with 25 stations will run from São João Island to an interchange with the existing metro lines ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bangkok monorail trains arrive

    2020-10-02T13:09:00Z

    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 ...

  • tn_de-wuppertal_generation_15_train_1.jpg
    Metro Report International

    Wuppertal Schwebebahn services suspended amid tyre trouble

    2020-07-07T13:45:00Z

    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 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Cairo Monorail site characterisation contract awarded

    2020-04-14T11:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Arab Contractors has awarded Fugro a contract to undertake geophysical and geotechnical investigations for the second phase of the Cairo Monorail project. Fugro is to deploy up to 15 geotechnical drilling rigs along the 43 km route of the planned Giza to October 6 City ...

  • mx- Cablebus2_Station_Rendering
    Metro Report International

    Mexico City expands urban cable car network

    2020-03-13T10:51:00Z

    Cablebus 2 MEXICO: Italian manufacturer Leitner ropeways announced on March 2 that a further two Cablebús 2 urban cable car lines are expected to open in Mexico City by mid-2021. The two routes totalling 10·6 km are under construction in the southeastern district of Iztapalapa ...

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    Metro Report International

    Salvador monorail construction starts

    2020-03-04T10:38:00Z

    Skyrail Bahia BRAZIL: The Skyrail Bahia consortium led by Chinese conglomerate BYD and Metrogreen began construction of the 19·2 km Orange monorail line in Salvador, on February 12. The R$2bn project includes two lines to be constructed in the state capital under a ...

  • tn_pa-panama_metro.jpg
    Metro Report International

    Metro de Panamá awards Line 3 contract

    2020-02-05T11:22:00Z

    PANAMA: Metro de Panamá awarded the HPH joint venture of South Korean companies a US$2·5bn,54-month contract for the construction of Line 3 on February 4. The joint venture of Hyundai Engineering Construction Co, POSCO and Hyundai Engineering Co beat bids from China Railway Group, ...

  • The second phase of the Mumbai monorail was opened by Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, on March 3.
    Metro Report International

    Mumbai monorail Phase 2 opens

    2019-03-04T11:36:59Z

    INDIA: The second phase of the Mumbai monorail was opened by Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, on March 3. The 11·3 km Phase 2 runs from Wadala to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk, and is an extension of the 8·3 km Phase 1 from Chembur to Wadala which opened in ...

  • BYD has signed a PPP contract to build a monorail in Salvador.
    Metro Report International

    BYD signs Salvador monorail contract

    2019-02-19T10:04:46Z

    BRAZIL: Governor of Bahia Rui Costa has signed a PPP concession with a consortium of BYD Brazil and Metrogreen, which is to build and operate a straddle monorail line in Salvador. The BYD-led consortium had signed an initial agreement in May 2018. With the contract signing, work can now ...

  • tn_in-mumbai_monorail_02.jpg
    Metro Report International

    Mumbai monorail operating contract terminated

    2018-12-19T10:20:12Z

    INDIA: Citing a ‘failure to perform and fulfil contractual obligations’, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has taken over operation of the Mumbai monorail after terminating the contact held by the LTSE joint venture of Larsen & Toubro Ltd and Scomi Engineering. MMRDA insisted that services would continue to run ...

  • tn_pa-panama_metro_line_3_e_and_m_mou.jpg
    Metro Report International

    Hitachi to supply Panamá City monorail trains

    2018-08-31T13:39:29Z

    PANAMA: Metro de Panamá has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi, Ansaldo STS and Mitsubishi Corp for the supply of vehicles and railway systems for Panamá City metro Line 3, the consortium announced on August 30. Hitachi will supply 28 six-car monorail trainsets, with Ansaldo STS to supply ...

  • tn_cn-byd-skyrail.jpg
    Metro Report International

    BYD to build monorail line in Salvador

    2018-06-13T10:39:03Z

    BRAZIL: BYD has signed an agreement to build a monorail line in Salvador. The R$2·5bn project is to be built in two phases, with work due to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018. The 20 km coastal route will include a section that crosses the sea en route ...