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Could East London be about to get a monorail?
Could East London be about to get a monorail?

Could East London be about to get a monorail?

Havering council is working on a local transport plan which could include a monorail service linking various parts of the borough.

May
07
2019
The cancelled plans for a 300mph hovertrain in the UK
The cancelled plans for a 300mph hovertrain in the UK

The cancelled plans for a 300mph hovertrain in the UK

Fifty years ago a promise was made of high-speed monorails with hovercraft style trains whizzing around the country at speeds as high as 300 miles per hour.

Oct
13
2017
The private monorail tunnel under North London
The private monorail tunnel under North London

The private monorail tunnel under North London

Under North London, there exists a private underground monorail service, some 20km long running from Elstree to St John's Wood in the centre of town.

Oct
12
2016
Unbuilt London: The High-Speed Railplane Monorail
Unbuilt London: The High-Speed Railplane Monorail

Unbuilt London: The High-Speed Railplane Monorail

Is it a plane? Is it a train? No, it's Railplace! Racing above the streets of London carrying passengers from city centre to airports, to Brighton, to Glasgow, all at unbelievable speeds.

Jun
19
2016
Unbuilt London: Replacing buses with a monorail network
Unbuilt London: Replacing buses with a monorail network

Unbuilt London: Replacing buses with a monorail network

In 1967, the Conservative Party published a document calling for the scrapping of buses in central London - and replacing them with a huge Monorail network.

Sep
20
2015
Unbuilt London: Heathrow Airport’s High-Speed Monorail
Unbuilt London: Heathrow Airport’s High-Speed Monorail

Unbuilt London: Heathrow Airport’s High-Speed Monorail

Back when London was surrounded by more green and had just one airport, a radical scheme was cooked up for a high-speed monorail linking the city to the airport.

Jul
26
2015
A mono railway proposed back in 1880
A mono railway proposed back in 1880

A mono railway proposed back in 1880

In September 1880, news of an invention reached the press, of a mono-railway that could be built quickly and cheaply.

Jul
01
2015
Unbuilt London: A roller-coaster monorail under the streets of London
Unbuilt London: A roller-coaster monorail under the streets of London

Unbuilt London: A roller-coaster monorail under the streets of London

A little over 100 years ago a radical new form of underground railway was proposed -- a monorail of most unusual design, but one that would be designed like an underground roller coaster with sharp declines and ascents between stations.

Dec
08
2013
London’s Lost Suspension Railway at Kings Cross
London’s Lost Suspension Railway at Kings Cross

London’s Lost Suspension Railway at Kings Cross

A full twenty years before steam trains started arriving at the new station of King's Cross, a small monorail suspension railway had operated on the opposite side of the road.

Apr
28
2012

India to get a monorail service

Saw a nifty bit of news this morning – it seems that the contracts have been awarded to build the first monorail service in India – in Mumbai (Bombay). I saw a series of programs earlier this year on BBC

Nov
10
2008