All Monorail articles

  • Wuhu monorail Line 1 (1)
    Metro Report International

    Monorail market small but ‘dynamically growing’

    2022-09-27T14:53:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Monorails are ‘comparatively small, but dynamically growing’ section of the transport market worth more than €2bn/year, according to a study undertaken by consultancy SCI Verkehr for the International Monorail Association and presented at InnoTrans. SCI Verkehr said monorail line-km has more than doubled over the ...

  • Bangkok monorail contract signing
    Metro Report International

    Bangkok Pink Line monorail branch agreed

    2022-08-09T05:00:00Z

    THAILAND: Agreements have been signed for the construction of a branch off the Bangkok MRT Pink Line monorail to serve exhibition, hotel and retail destinations to the north of the city. Expected to cost 4bn baht to complete, the 3 km branch will run from Si ...

  • Indra ticketing mobile access
    Metro Report International

    Cairo monorail ticketing contract awarded

    2022-06-02T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Indra is to supply the ticketing system for the 22 stations on the future 54 km New Administrative City – East Cairo and 42 km October 6 City – Giza monorail lines. The contract includes the design, development and supply of contactless cards, QR code ...

  • Sao Paulo Line 17 BYD monorail (2)
    Metro Report International

    São Paulo Line 17 monorail cars unveiled

    2022-04-19T08:00:00Z

    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 was to reach Jardim Colonial in December @Benjámin Zelki
    Metro Report International

    São Paulo monorail extension contract signed

    2022-03-08T16:01:00Z

    BRAZIL: Metrô São Paulo has signed a contract with Consórcio Expresso Boa Esperança for the construction of a two-station extension of monorail Line 15 from Jardim Colonial to Jacu Pêssego, after challenges by four rival consortia which had submitted lower or similar bids were dismissed by ...

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

    São Paulo orders 19 monorail trainsets

    2022-01-24T16:20:00Z

    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 ...

  • one-stop extension of São Paulo monorail Line 15 from São Mateus to Jardim Colonial was inaugurated on December 29
    Metro Report International

    Monorail extended in São Paulo

    2022-01-06T05:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: A one-stop extension of São Paulo monorail Line 15 from São Mateus to Jardim Colonial was inaugurated on December 29, taking the operational length of the line to 13∙4 km. Initially the station is only open between 10.00 and 15.00 each day, and passengers have ...

  • 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

    2021-11-04T11:27:00Z

    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

    2021-09-13T13:00:00Z

    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

    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 ...

  • eg Cairo Alstom Innovia 300 monorail Derby 1
    Metro Report International

    Cairo monorail train rolled out in Derby

    2021-06-29T13:59:00Z

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • th-bangkok-monorail-pink-bts-201001
    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 ...

  • 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

    2021-01-21T10:03:00Z

    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 ...

  • 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 ...