Chiba Urban Monorail Line 2
The Chiba Urban Monorail (千葉都市モノレール, Chiba Toshi Monorēru?) is a two-line suspended monorail system located in Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. It is owned and operated by Chiba Urban Monorail Co., Ltd (千葉都市モノレール株式会社, Chiba toshi monorēru kabushikigaisha?), a so-called "third-sector" company established on March 20, 1979. Investors include Chiba Prefecture and the city of Chiba.
The first segment (Line 2 from Sports Center Station to Chishirodai Station) began service on March 28, 1988, with the remainder of the system following 11 years later on March 24, 1999. Customers can use the PASMO contactless smart card to purchase fares.
The Chiba Urban Monorail holds the world record for the longest suspended monorail system at 15.2 km in total track length. The Chongqing Monorail holds the record for all monorail systems.
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