NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

 
  viaprojects Train Controller

I'm not talking about the sort of monorail that Sydney used to have. That would indeed be folly. I'm talking about the sort of monorail they use in China and Japan for mass transport where there isn't any space on the ground for anything else. I'm thinking Bombardier Innovia 300, since that has the smallest turning radius. They're spec'd at 80km/h top speed and a capacity of about 90 passengers per car at 4 pax/m^2, with a maximum of 8 cars per train. But let's consider half that passenger capacity.
darkmage35
we have that option on the ground they are called busses. the only problem is theres no main bus station in the city to fix the long line of busses in the city. the new light rail may fix some problems but it's going to take less time than a monorail system.

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  darkmage35 Station Master

Location: Canberra
we have that option on the ground they are called busses. the only problem is theres no main bus station in the city to fix the long line of busses in the city. the new light rail may fix some problems but it's going to take less time than a monorail system.
viaprojects
Good luck getting the same extra capacity, speed and reliability out of buses when there's only a max of 58 people per bus and you have traffic, road speed limits, etc to contend with.

Monorails and light rail also have similar construction times. It's the heavy rail and freeway options that tend to take forever.
  simonl Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Good luck getting the same extra capacity, speed and reliability out of buses when there's only a max of 58 people per bus and you have traffic, road speed limits, etc to contend with.
darkmage35
The Bustech CDi double decker has 96 seats and about another 20 standees IIRC.
  simonl Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
the new light rail may fix some problems but it's going to take less time than a monorail system.
viaprojects
I don't expect that.  It will make the situation worse.
  darkmage35 Station Master

Location: Canberra
The Bustech CDi double decker has 96 seats and about another 20 standees IIRC.
simonl
Handy to know. I'm just going from what Sydney Buses lists for chartering purposes.
  darcyj