APM and Monorail for Urban Applications

Automated people mover (APM) systems have been widely used as reliable passenger transport in airports around the world. They provide efficient services between airport terminals and other facilities. Monorails are widely known as transport solutions for large amusement parks because of their excellent aesthetic appeal. However, both APMs and monorails are also very suitable for urban applications. Their unique features, such as small curve radii and low noise levels, make them excellent transit solutions for urban settings, especially for some cities that have unique challenges along the alignments. This paper provides an overview of the urban applications of APMs and monorails. It talks about the features and advantages that make monorails and APMs ideal for some urban applications. It discusses why cities should consider monorails and APMs as a part of their urban transportation solutions. This paper also discusses recent market trends in terms of application of monorails and APMs in urban settings using some examples.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 222-239
  • Monograph Title: Automated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems 2016: Innovation in a Rapidly Urbanizing World

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01596989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479797
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2016 3:02PM