Why The Monorail Keeps Failing – Cheddar Explains


by Kivi



The monorail was a staple of the futuristic depiction of modern transit. But it never truly got off the ground. Today, most can be found in Asian megacities like Chongqing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Mumbai or at airports and Disneyworld.

(1) Rail System – http://www.railsystem.net/monorail/
(2) City Metric – https://www.citymetric.com/transport/can-simpsons-explain-why-monorails-never-took-form-transport-4733
(3) Train History – http://www.trainhistory.net/railway-history/monorail-history/
(4) Monorails.org – http://www.monorails.org/index.html
(5) Popular Science – https://books.google.com/books?id=xSgDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA71#v=onepage&q&f=false
(6) Disney History Institute – http://www.disneyhistoryinstitute.com/2012/03/disneyland-monorail-that-almost-was.html
(7) Popular Mechanics – https://books.google.com/books?id=ttsDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA77&dq=monorail&pg=PA77#v=onepage&q=monorail&f=false
(8) The Orange County Register – https://www.ocregister.com/2019/06/11/photos-a-look-back-at-matterhorn-bobsleds-submarine-voyage-and-monorail-on-60th-anniversary-of-disneyland-rides/
(9) Walt Disney World – https://www.wdwmagic.com/transportation/monorail.htm
(10) Tokyo Monorail – http://www.tokyo-monorail.co.jp/company/profile.html
(11) CRI Online – https://web.archive.org/web/20141205072828/http://cq.cri.cn/115/2014/11/21/5s720.htm
(12) The Print – https://theprint.in/india/governance/the-failure-that-is-indias-first-monorail/20528/
(13) Vice – https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a3jv54/why-monorails-never-work-las-vegas
(14) Free Malaysia Today – https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/12/05/whats-the-point-of-melaka-monorail-ask-dap-rep-tourists/
(15) GGWash – https://ggwash.org/view/67201/why-cities-rarely-build-monorails-explained
(16) Las Vegas Monorail – https://www.lvmonorail.com/operations/
(17) LVCVA – https://www.lvcva.com/research/visitor-statistics/
(18) Reuters – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lasvegasmonorail-ambac-idUSTRE60D5J520100114
(19) Vox – https://www.vox.com/2015/8/10/9118199/public-transportation-subway-buses
(20) Medium – https://medium.com/@the_disney_dudebro/why-are-there-no-monorails-outside-of-the-disney-parks-30f3374b76ac

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