Make your own free website on Tripod.com

click for wide angle view

MONORAIL
Sydney, Australia
plus Light Rail Tram


Click all photos for wide-angle cityscape views

click for full size

click for wide angle view

The Sydney Metro Monorail is one of the most modern spectacular inner urban transit systems found, winding its way through the heart of Sydney, Darling Harbor and over the Pyrmont Bridge in a 3.8 km loop.  Multiple fail safe systems automatically operate the system with back-up drivers and controllers.  In operation since 1988, it is privately owned and operated.

click for full size

click for full size

click for full size
Cab ride
Control panel views

click for full size wide angle view

click for full size wide angle view

click for full size
Views from Cab

click for full size wide angle view

click for full size

click for full size

click for full size
View from Cab

click for full size wide angle view

Sydney Tram (Metro Light Rail)

click for full size

click for full size

Traveling from Sydney's Central Station, through the heart of the City, looping around the the harbor quays, and west to Lilyfield, the 6.7 km Metro Light Rail provides a transit link to the suburban and interurban train station as well as with the Monorail system at the Haymarket Station (above) and Convention stop.  Known as the 'City Tram' to some, it is in fact a light rail system generally using 5 cars per train.  It can travel at up to 80 km/h although on city streets the norm is closer to 20 km/h.

Unlike some other Australian cities, Sydney did not preserve its original tram system.  The last original Sydney tram line closed in 1958.

click for full sizeclick for full size

click for wider view
Sydney Metro Light Rail cab, control panel

RailNutterNews Australia Home

e-mail

RailNutterNews Home