Some Representative Monorail System Data

Source: Monorail- DMJM+Harris Monorail Technology Assessment (p. 44)

 

  System Name

 

 Hitachi

 

 

 

Bombardier/Adtranz/Von Roll (M-V1) OTG HighRoad Futrex System 21
Background Monorail Type Straddle Straddle Side Straddle Side Straddle
Years in Operation 37 30 Not Built Not Built
# of Existing Systems 5 20 0 1
Capacity Passengers/hour/direction 33,000 23,200 46,080 38,400
Speed System Performance- max train speed (mph) 36 53 70 80
Average Speed (mph) 24 22 32 Varies
Design Speed (mph) 48 55-60 75 70
Cost Capital Construction Costs ($Millions/Mile) Not Available $25.00 $26 $20-$25
Operating Costs ($Millions/Mile) Not Available $5 $24.76 $8
Vehicle Costs ($Millions/Mile) Not Available $0.75 $1.80 Not Available
Station Costs Not Available Not Available $3-$6 Not Available
Automation Full/Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes
Expandability Minimum Station Length Not Available Not Available 90' Not Available
Prefabricated Beams/Columns Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maintenance ($/Mile) Included in Operating Costs
Proprietary Technology (Yes/No) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Safety Emergency Egress Car Walk Through Evac. Walkway Windows Evac. Ladder Evac.
NFPA 130? Other Code AAA (Japan) NFPA 130 NFPA/ANSI 130 NFPA 130
Maneuverability Min. Turning Radius 210 150' @ 17 mph 132' @ 10 mph 50
Max Vertical Grade (%) 6% 8% 12% 12%
Noise Noise Emissions 75 db 75 db Not Available  < 76 db
Visual Impacts Vehicle size (L x W x H) (feet) 208' x 10' x 15' 28' x 8' x 7' 45' x 8' x 9' 28' x 8' x 8'
Max. Pier Spacing (feet) 90 120 200 100

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