From two to 20 segments make up one monorail consist.
Each segment can come in one of two configurations:
Maximum Seating: 3 seats/26" aisle/2 seats. Carries 30 seated plus 17 standing for
47 passengers/segment. This gives a maximum monorail capacity of 940 passengers.
Maximum Capacity: 2 seats/44" aisle/2 seats. Carries 24 seated plus 30 standing for
54 passengers/segment. This gives a maximum monorail capacity of 1,080 passengers.
The monorail is able to negotiate tight curves within acceptable passenger comfort
levels (20% lateral acceleration) due to short wheel base and ability to bank guideway and
The system can be designed to move over 30,000 passengers per hour per direction,
(pphpd) at 90 second headways. This is largely a function of the monorail's superior
emergency braking capability provided by pneumatic rail brakes which clamp on the rails
(similar to disk brakes) and do not rely on wheel/rail traction.
The system is projected to have a capacity up to 1,500,000 passenger miles per hour per
direction (pmphpd) capacity due to the high 50 MPH average operating speed that is
possible. This assumes that stations are 4 miles apart and every monorail stops at every
station for two minutes.
16 Lane Highway for the 21st. Century
Many metropolitan areas are facing significant congestion on their highway systems, and
are finding that expanding their highways is a very expensive or impractical option.
Often, the problems are the need to acquire new right-of-way, the expense, and the long
period of construction and accompanying disruption required to add more lanes. Adding a
dual monorail system down the median of an existing highway may be the best solution,
adding more capacity for less money than any other solution.
Adds capacity equivalent to eight highway lanes
Elevated, so it does not use up valuable highway space.
Often less expensive than widening the highway.
Monorails are the most popular type of transit system and they usually attract twice as
many votes as any other transit system when voters are given a choice.
The high-speed monorail system offers significant advantages over its
metro competition such as
highway expansion, light rail, pendulum monorails, commuter rail, and small personal rapid
transit systems (PRTs).
We invite you to e-mail Meneren principal,
Guthrie, if you would like to discuss a metro system.
LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Meneren Corporation was competitively selected
by the State of Colorado to design, construct, and
operate a 170 mile high-speed monorail system that will
connect DIA (Denver International Airport), stop in the
center of the City of Denver, and proceed up the Rocky
Mountain corridor to the ski areas (including Vail), and
on to the Eagle County Airport.
MagLift Technology has been designated a
"Maglev" technology by the US Department of
Transportation. However, unlike fully levitating
Maglev systems, MagLift is substantially lighter, lower
cost, and can stay within highway right-of-ways.
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