What is monorail?

  • (noun): A railway having a single track.

Monorail

A monorail is a rail-based transportation system based on a single rail, which acts as its sole support and its guideway. The term is also used variously to describe the beam of the system, or the vehicles traveling on such a beam or track. The term originates from joining mono (one) and rail, from as early as 1897, possibly from German engineer Eugen Langen who called an elevated railway system with wagons suspended the Eugen Langen One-railed Suspension Tramway (Einschieniges Hängebahnsystem Eugen Langen). The transportation system is often referred to as a railway.

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Schweeb
... Shweeb is a proposed personal rapid transit network based on human-powered monorail cars ... bicycle technology to power pods suspended from monorails ... According to Shweeb Monorail Technology, the intent of their proposal is to "create a solution which provided the user with the same flexibility and comfort offered by the car but without ...
Sunway Monorail
... The Sunway Monorail was a Malaysian monorail system that operated within the vicinity of Sunway City, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, west from the country's capital city, Kuala Lumpur ... three stations around Sunway City, and was the second monorail system to operate in Malaysia following the Genting Monorail, and the first public monorail in the country, opening in 2000 and ...
Chennai Monorail - Planned Corridors (Phase I)
... A crisscrossing network of monorail corridors, running to a total length of 111 km with four corridors, is being planned by the State government and plans to complete the first phase of the monorail project within ... Monorail stations would be aesthetically designed, with minimal use of concrete ... Initially, a four-car monorail train is expected to run along an elevated narrow guide way that would come up on the road median ...
Scomi Rail - Projects - Under Construction
... Jakarta Monorail (work suspended) - Jakarta, Indonesia Putrajaya Monorail (work suspended) - Putrajaya, Malaysia Mumbai Monorail (work began in January 2009) - Mumbai, India São Paulo Monorail - Gold Line ...
Monorail Systems - Records
... Busiest monorail line Tokyo Monorail, 311,856 passengers daily (2010 weekday average) Largest monorail system Chongqing Rail Transit (Line 2 3), 55.6 km Longest maglev monorail line ...