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The Monorail & The New Urban Transit System in Japan

01 May 2005

Book review

by Nobuyuki Sato

A NUMBER of Japanese cities now have operating monorails which provide medium-capacity passengers services.

This 248-page Japanese-language softback begins with a look at the development of monorails around the world, and details the historic line in Wuppertal as well as some of the exotic ideas of past inventors. It then describes the Japanese networks and the Kuala Lumpur monorail, with maps, black and white illustrations and drawings of the trainsets. Rubber tyred metros and guided bus technology are also considered.

ISBN 4-87687-226-X

¥2200 from Grand Prix Press, Tokyo 162-0828, Japan