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players below after the animations are loaded for full-screen video options)
Monorail over Lamar- Animation 1 (19.1MB Streaming Download)
The monorail is supported by
narrow concrete beams which rest on narrow pylons along the center of Lamar.
Especially note the small pylon 'footprint' in contrast to light rail, which
would take away up to several lanes of road. The
monorail is a classic 'dual-beam' design which means that the monorail has two
elevated beams- one for a vehicle traveling in each direction. This animation
shows each beam supported by a common pylon structure, although each beam could
also be supported by its own set of pylons. Features such as an optional
emergency egress walkway could affect which alternative is chosen.
Monorail over Lamar- Animation 2 (16.7MB Streaming Download)
Note the relative simplicity of the monorail
stations. This is an example of how simple and low-cost a monorail station can
be designed. There is no need for the station to be totally
enclosed, but totally enclosed stations can be an option as well. Because
monorails are quiet and unobtrusive, monorail stations can even be designed
inside of airport terminals, shopping centers, or hotels (see the Monorail
Society website here).
Here are some monorail movie clips
Eurotren Monoviga website:
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