THE HANEDA MONORAIL. RAIL LINKS TO AIRPORTS

The Haneda monorail opened in 1964 to connect downtown Tokyo with the inner city airport which serves primarily domestic flights. This 8-mile line, a modified version of the German Alweg straddle-type system, has rubber-tired trains of up to nine cars running atop the concrete beam. As air traffic has increased, the Haneda line ridership has also gone up and new higher capacity cars are now in service. Plans are being made for an immediate extension to an additional airport terminal and for longer-term means to increase capacity as traffic continues to grow. Some of the advantages and disadvantages of the Alweg system and its present Japanese configuration are described.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • Garbutt, P E
  • Publication Date: 1984-8

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 406-408
  • Serial:
    • MODERN RAILWAYS
    • Volume: 41
    • Issue Number: 431
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389874
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM