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What does /n/ thinks of monorail?
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I hear those things are awfully loud.
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>>1130105
not as loud as the incessint nagging of cagers against bike lanes.
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>>1130105
It glides as softly as a cloud.
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>>1130103

A scam 99% of the time. Extremely useful 1% of the time. Like all nonstandard guided transit vehicles, it really only works under certain circumstances. Monorails work well if you need something that can go up steep grades and take sharp corners, eg a peoplemover inside an airport or large complex. Small monorails work great inside factories as part of a larger production line.
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The ring came off us brain dead slobs
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>>1130103

The Shounan and Chiba ones are pretty rad
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>>1130105
they are electric vehicles, you barely hear any noise at all
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_925E7WO1E
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>>1130176
straddle beam type monorail is pretty noisy since they use rubber wheel
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Since we're talking about monorail;

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PfbYCc-YSJ8

I guess it could be a good alternative for light rail (or even medium capacity rail) if done properly
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>>1130179
>pretty noisy since they use rubber wheel
Are you kidding? It's super quiet. It actually makes even less noise then an electric car.

You hear nothing at all, only people taking and doors closing/opening.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnkQ7DoboEQ
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>>1130194
>straddle beam

I think they mean this type: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-B8MhjlxUw

Notice the noise
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>>1130179
I lived right next to a monorail track. The trains were way quieter than buses and trucks on the street below.
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>>1130179
>>1130194
>>1130196
I hear those things are awfully loud.
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>>1130198
>I lived right next to a monorail track. The trains were way quieter than buses and trucks on the
street below.

second this, every fucking cage makes way more noise then a monorail train
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Can we formally sticky this into a Simpsons meme thread?
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>>1130252
>is there a chance the blimp could bend
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>>1130274
Not on your life, my autist friend.
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>>1130274
see the circular pattern in those fields, that's from central pivot irrigation
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>>1130105
I thought being quite was one of the arguments for that monorail hype back in the days.
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>>1130103
real fucking subarashi mate
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There is almost nothing a monorail can do that a more orthodox system can't do as good or better.
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>>1130103
Cheaper than elevated train in traffic heavy city?
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>>1130103
>>1130194
>>1130869
My city was supposed to get a monorail like these, but its funding got...suspended.
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At least it's not the hyperloop.
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I wish there could be one monorail thread without bugman pop culture references
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>>1132851
You fuck
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>>1130103
Perfect for European style cities that don't have a metro.
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>>1132810
It's cheaper, faster and easier to construct in crowded inner cities than underground rail.
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How about cycling monorail?
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>>1136173
If it was that simple, there would be more monorails
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>>1136260
You know what I'd really like to do? Be suspended mid air in a badly ventilated translucent pod in the middle of the summer!
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>>1130222
GOAT
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>>1136348
Construction costs for a suspension railway per kilometre are between one-eighth and one-fifth of the cost of building a normal subway railway.
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>>1136260
Why do they have bubbles? I can't imagine them going fast enough to require shielding against the wind. Is the region so rainy it justify making this ride a submarine-like experience?
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>>1136381
Maybe you don't understand that there's more to consider than just the construction cost, and that's why monorails haven't been widely adopted
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>>1136260
What do you do when some fat fuck in front of you gets tired and decides he needs to rest?
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>>1136528
Engage ramming speed.
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>>1136389
They're going like 70 km/h in the video I saw.
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>>1136389
>I can't imagine them going fast enough to require shielding against the wind

Seriously? It seems you need to upgrade your understanding of aerodynamics. Over ca. 20 km/h the main resistance to overcome for every cyclist is wind resistance.
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>>1136260
How do the empty pods get back when there is an asymmetrical demand?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5eIl9eKjfA
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>>1136260

HIGHER ON THE TRACK
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>>1130103
>>1130194
>>1130869
>>1135946
fixed
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>>1137590
I hate Australians so god damn much.
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Only if you're to cheap to build heavy rail rapid transit.
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>still not prototype
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>>1142236
Looks homosexual.
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>>1142236
cool, especially good for smaller cities
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>>1142236
>we want taxicabs but on expensive suspended rails with fixed routes
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>>1142525
It's not a taxi cab without a driver
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>>1142525

>no traffic
>continuous 100mph cruise to destination
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Is Hiroshima Skyrail a form.of monorail?
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>>1143552
Good taste you brought it up. It is kinda one if you consider "monorail" to be referring to the support method only. Skyrail is cable-propelled on the beam/track and detached for linear motor in stations. Manufacturer brands it as a ropeway-monorail hybrid, so it can be termed a detachable (using gondola / aerial cable car terminology) cable-propelled suspended monorail.
There's monorail powered by linear motor, and some considers EMS maglev to be a kind of straddle-beam monorail.
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>>1143564
>* detachable mono-cable-propelled suspended monorail
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>>1130180
Full ep for those that care. Japan's found several use cases for them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m25RgamOpe4
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>>1143577
wtf I'm a monorail fanboy now
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>>1130194
>>1130196
I think the noise levels of monorails depend on a lot of factors, and that there isn't an inherent quietness or loudness to them. The number of wheels, the way the wheels are mounted on the cab and whether they transfer noise to the cab a lot, the arrangement of the roller wheels and guide wheels touching the rail(s), the materials of the rail(s), the manufacturing and assembly precision of the rail(s), the way the rail(s) mount(s) to the posts. You'll notice that the louder monorails are the older ones where all those underlying engineering interconnections weren't as well understood yet or where the tolerances were worse. But I think that even relatively loud monorails are still no louder than any conventional tram or light rail. The racket I've seen some trams make is absolutely abysmal.
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>>1137590
Straddle rails a shit. Supended rails are better protected against the elements, personally I think it's beneficial that the rails are mounted higher up because they won't interfere with unusual traffic, and let's be frank, suspended rails just look fucking cool, they're the future we were promised.
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>>1143640
They look clunky and futuristic for the 50s I guess
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>>1143661
I don't know if you were expecting trains hovering ten meters in the air by themselves by now, but that's not how physics work. The next most futuristic thing are maglevs, but they're complicated, expensive and energy intensive, and if viable at all then only in high speed applications, not urban commuter networks.
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We have one in our town connecting the northern and southern part of the campus. Its comfy to ride and completely autonomous without any driver.
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>>1143677
Calm down shithead. Trams and light rail look better.
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>>1143640
Is there a chance the track could bend?
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>>1143684
>Trams and light rail look better

They look like sad buses
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>>1143686
shut the fuck up
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>>1143682
Looks like it would be completely overcrowded for half the day. The bus line running across my campus runs bendy buses every five minutes at busy times and is still stuffed to the brim.
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>>1136567
>fat fuck in front
>ramming
have fun with that
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>>1144024
>fat fuck
>engaging in voluntary physical activity

No.
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>>1143682
>>1143756
My city has a similar problem. Line 4 of our "Stadtbahn" system basically only exists to connect the university campus to the city center, so it's overcrowded during university rushhours, but underused at all other times.




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