Sunday, March 2, 2014

Monrovia Monorail

‘The Ministry of Transport and the City of Monrovia are excited to announce the groundbreaking of a new public transit system which will transform transportation across the City of Monrovia. In cooperation with and support from development partners, the Metropolitan Monrovia Monorail (“MonMon”) system is designed as a single-track elevated monorail system, the first of its kind for the African continent. When construction is completed in 2020, the $1.5bn, 14-mile line, hoisted aloft by concrete pylons, will feature two-dozen stations, stretching from Red Light in Paynesville to Freeport on Bushrod Island, with multiple stops in Central Monrovia, Sinkor, and Congo Town. The multi-car train will have a capacity to whisk up to 1,000 passengers per hour above the traffic of Monrovia's busy streets. A possible Phase Two envisions the addition of a second elevated track, which would allow for multiple trains, greatly increasing capacity.’ 

For more information on this project, see here.

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