UK'S FIRST PUBLIC MONORAIL GETS OFF THE GROUND

Although it has been designed with a leisure application, the monorail system operating in Rhyl has attracted interest as the first such system in the UK. Developed by Metrim Precision Engineering, the system is described as structurally simple and is visually unobtrusive. The simplicity of design is reflected in the design of the trains constructed of steel, fibreglass, aluminium and plexiglass. The trains are composed of four 12-passenger and three power cars giving a carrying capacity of 1400 passengers per hour. Supported on rectangular hollow steel beams 9 ft off the ground level at 40 ft centres, the track structure is lightweight and adaptable to the existing urban area.

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    City Press Limited

    Fairfax House
    Colchester, Essex CO1 1RJ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980-9-10

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  • Accession Number: 00330668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1982 12:00AM