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World's amazing monorail systems

Last updated on: March 19, 2013 09:54 IST

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Monorail is an advanced transportation system based on a single rail, which acts as its support and guide way.

Monorail systems have been built in many countries around the world, many of them on elevated tracks through crowded areas, easing traffic woes.

Here's a list of some of the impressive monorail systems across the globe....

Chongqing Rail Transit system

The Chongqing Rail Transit (CRT) also known as Chongqing Metro is one of only three urban-rail metro systems in west China, the others being Chengdu Metro, and Xi'an Metro which opened in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

As of January 2013, CRT consists of four operating lines, with a total track length of 130.2 km in operation.

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Image: A station on the Chongqing Rail Transit Line.
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Osaka Monorail (Japan)

The Osaka Monorail in northern Osaka Prefecture, Japan, operated by Osaka Monorail Co had a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as longest monorail (28 km) in the world.

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KL Monorail

The KL Monorail is an urban monorail system in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Monorails have become a popular choice of transit system.

It opened on 31 August 2003, and serves 11 stations running 8.6 km with two parallel elevated tracks. 

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AirTrain Newark

AirTrain Newark is a 4.8 km monorail system connecting Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to the Newark Liberty International Airport train station on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) rail line of New Jersey Transit and Amtrak.

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Las Vegas Monorail

Nextel Communications tied up with Las Vegas Monorail Company to expand the Las Vegas Convention Center Station into a themed station with the latest digital wireless communications solutions.

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Sentosa Monorail

The Sentosa Monorail is main transport link in the island Sentosa in Singapore. Inaugurated in 1982, the Monorail uses 14 cars.

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Wuppertal Schwebebahn

The Wuppertal Schwebebahn in Germany is the world's first electric powered suspended monorail.

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Tokyo Monorail

Tokyo Monorail connects Haneda Airport in Ota to Hamamatsucho Station in Minato, Tokyo.

The trains operate along an elevated line that follows the coast of Tokyo Bay.

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Chiba Urban Monorail

The Chiba Urban Monorail is a two-line suspended monorail system located in Chiba, Japan.

It is owned and operated by Chiba Urban Monorail Co.

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Jurong Bird Park Panorail

It is a monorail system within the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. The monorail system uses four cars.

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Okinawa monorail Yui Rail

Opened on August 10, 2003, it is currently the only functioning public rail system in Okinawa Prefecture. It was also the first rail line on Okinawa since World War II.

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Moscow Monorail

The Moscow Monorail is a 4.7 kilometre long system located in the North-Eastern administrative region of Moscow.

It runs from the Timiryazevskaya metro station to Sergeya Eisensteina street and has 6 stations.

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Palm Jumeirah Monorail

The Palm Jumeirah Monorail is a monorail line on the Palm Jumeirah island in Dubai.

The monorail connects the Palm Jumeirah to the mainland, with a planned further extension to the Red Line of the Dubai Metro.

Opened on April 30, 2009, it is the first monorail in the Middle East region.

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Disneyland Monorail System

The Disneyland Monorail System (originally named the Disneyland ALWEG Monorail System) is an attraction and transportation system at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. It was the first daily operating monorail in the United States.

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Shonan Monorail

The monorail located in the cities of Kamakura and Fujisawa in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, is operated by the Shonan Monorail Co Ltd.

The line opened March 7, 1970, and was the first monorail of its kind in Japan.

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Plaza Imperial Monorail

The Plaza Imperial Monorail in Zaragoza, Spain is a short shuttle line that connects parking and shopping areas.

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Sea World Monorail System

The Sea World Monorail System opened on 15 August 1986 as Australia's first monorail system.

It is a 2-kilometre monorail circuit around the Sea World theme park on the Gold Coast, Australia.


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