Hitachi Monorail Technology

hitachi2.jpg (25463 bytes) Shown here is the Haneda Line of the Tokyo Monorail, operating on 13.1 km of double track. It is typical of a conventional straddle-beam type monorail system that has been applied in Japan by Hitachi. This system has carried about 400 million passengers without any injury for a period of more than 20 years (since its inaguration in 1964, the year of the Tokyo Olympiad). Now, it holds an essential position as a safe, rapid and reliable means of mass transit linking the Haneda Airport with downtown Tokyo.

Currently, construction of straddle-beam type monorails has been approved for three sites in the Osaka Prefecture, Okinawa Prefecture and the Tokyo Metropolis. The Osaka Monorail is now under construction, while the other two projects are still being planned in detail. Hatachi is also under contract to supply and install a monorail system for the Tokyo Disneyland complex.

hitachi1.jpg (20061 bytes) Shown here is the version of this technology that is now being constructed in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

It is expected to begin public service in  2002




hitachisentosa.jpg (14523 bytes)This is a new, smaller version, of the Hitachi monorail technology. To see a 5-page article about this type of monorail, click here.




For further information, contact: H. Inoue, Department Manager, Overseas Marketing Department, Transportation Systems Sales Division, Industrial Systems & Equipment Sales Operation Group, Hitachi, Ltd.

6, Kanda Surugadai 4-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8010, Japan. Phone: 81-3-5295-5540 (Direct); Fax: 81-3-3258-5230 or 5346. Contact persons: Y. Hirabaya and K. Ito


Last modified: July 04, 2002