Peoplemover & monorail

  • Wuhan Optics Valley Skyrail (1)
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    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. ...

  • Praha funicular impression
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    Praha funicular cars ordered


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha transport operator DPP has awarded Doppelmayr/Garaventa a KC138m contract to supply a pair of replacement cars for the Petřín hill funicular railway. The custom-designed 1 435 mm gauge vehicles will be manufactured by Doppelmayr’s CWA subsidiary at Olten in Switzerland, while its Frey ...

  • 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 ...

  • Shanghai Pujiang Line automated peoplemover.
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    Shanghai Pujiang Line maintenance contract signed


    CHINA: Shanghai metro operator Shanghai Shentong Metro Group has awarded the CRRC Puzhen Alstom Transportation Systems joint venture a contract to maintain the rolling stock and railway systems on the Pujiang Line automated peoplemover. The elevated line with six stations opened in March 2018, running 6·6 ...

  • HS2 Birmingham Interchange peoplemover impression (Image HS2 Ltd)
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    HS2 Interchange peoplemover procurement begins


    UK: HS2 Ltd has begun procurement of an automated peoplemover to link the future High Speed 2 Interchange station in Solihull with the National Exhibition Centre, the existing Birmingham International station and the airport. Procurement has begun with the APM Systems contract, which has two elements. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sengkang-Punggol LRT
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    Additional Sengkang-Punggol LRT cars ordered


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries a contract to supply a further eight two-car rubber-tyre automated light metro trainsets for the Sengkang and Punggol Light Rapid Transit lines. The firm order announced on May 9 follows on from an order for 17 two-car ...

  • Luton DART bridge
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    Luton Airport DART cable-hauled peoplemover opens


    UK: Full services on the Direct Air-Rail Transit automated cable-hauled peoplemover linking Luton Airport Parkway railway station with the airport terminal began running on March 27, following a soft launch with a limited timetable on March 10. Airport owner Luton Borough Council approved the 2·08 ...

  • Newark Airport monorail
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    Alstom to operate Newark airport monorail for seven years


    USA: Alstom has been awarded a €250m contract to operate and maintain the AirTrain Newark monorail that links Newark Liberty International Airport main line station to the airport terminals and parking facilities. The contract was signed between Alstom and the Port Authority of New York ...

  • Dortmund H-Bahn (Photo: H-Bahn21)
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    Studies back Dortmund H-Bahn expansion


    GERMANY: There is a favourable economic case for the expansion of Dortmund’s H-Bahn suspension monorail, studies have found. One proposed route would run from the university campus to the Theodor Fliedner-Heim U42 stop. Another would run from Dorstfeld S-Bahn station via the Smart Rhino development area ...

  • Sepulveda Transit Corridor map
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    Sepulveda Transit Corridor programme management contract awarded


    USA: Los Angeles Metro Transportation Authority has appointed Anser Advisory to support development of the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project. This aims to provide a metro or monorail through the natural barrier of the Santa Monica mountains which lie between the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles’ ...

  • us Phoenix peoplemover
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    Phoenix airport peoplemover extended and trains lengthened


    USA: Passenger services on a 4 km extension to the PHX Sky Train automated peoplemover system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona began on December 20.

  • santiago de los caballeros monorail 1
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    Santiago de los Caballeros monorail contract signed


    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: The Monotel SDC consortium has been awarded a 36-month contract to provide construction supervision and commissioning services for the monorail under construction in Santiago de los Caballeros. The line will run 16 km from Cienfuegos in the northwest of the country’s second largest city to ...

  • Wuhu monorail Line 1 (1)
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    Monorail market small but ‘dynamically growing’


    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 ...

  • Busan Metro Line 4 (Photo Benjamin Zelki)
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    Rubber-tyred metro trains with automatically-darkening windows ordered


    SOUTH KOREA: Busan Transportation Corp has awarded Woojin Industrial Systems a 34·2bn won contract to supply nine two-car rubber-tyred automated guideway transit vehicles for the Yangsan Line. The Yangsan Line will run 12·5 km from Nopo to Bukjeong in the north of the city, with seven ...

  • cn-xingguo-maglev-1
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    Suspended maglev on test in Jiangxi


     CHINA: Test running has started on an experimental suspended maglev in southern China, following the formal completion of an 800 m test track on August 9.

  • Bangkok monorail contract signing
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    Bangkok Pink Line monorail branch agreed


    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 ...

  • Kuching
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    Kuching Automated Rapid Transit contract awarded


    MALAYSIA: Sarawak Economic Development Corp subsidiary Sarawak Metro has selected a joint venture of EPR (Kuching), Global Rail and Mobilus for the Kuching Urban Transportation System Package 1 contract, which covers the supply of rubber-tyred hydrogen-powered Autonomous Rapid Transit vehicles, depot equipment, maintenance vehicles, platform gates ...

  • Indra ticketing mobile access
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    Cairo monorail ticketing contract awarded


    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)
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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, ...