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Start of Service[edit]

Has the monorail started service? Someone changed the article to say rail service started in 2005? Nfitz 05:27, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Well to answer my own question. I was over at T1 today ... service certainly hasn't started. The station is a do-not-enter construction area filled with equipment. There was equipment on the monorail line that would preclude operating a service as well. I'm completely reversing all 72.136.49.4's edits in this article Nfitz 01:01, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

Operation started June or July 2006. Cable Liner Shuttle - not to be confused with a monorail.

Yeah, it's convenient, but it's hardly a nice ride. The rattling is pretty disconcerting. -- 216.185.84.30 21:45, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
  • I didn't notice the rattling, but I found the system pretty slow. I was in London, some time ago, and the subway went right under the terminals at whichever airport I used there. I think it would have been best if the Union-Pearson train extended to each station. While a nice view is pleasant I think an underground tunnel would be better, because it could provide an entrance to the arrivals level without a walk of several hundred meters. Transferring to the interterminal shuttle adds a delay -- a delay of up to 6 or 7 minutes during off-hours.
  • The cable car's maximum capacity is too low. It is less than the capacity of a jumbo jet. And, because it is a cable car, it can only handle one trainset per track.
  • The tracks twisty-ness would reduce the maximum speed, even if the cable cars were replace with rolling stock that could travel at higher speeds. That was a mistake.
  • The stations are several floors away from the arrivals and departure levels. I wonder if they planned enough stairs, elevators and escalators to carry a full trainset of passengers to the next floor. Once the passengers get to the right floor, they then have a brisk walk to the arrival or departure mezzanine. I think the cable car imposes a heartbreaking delay on Union-Pearson passengers. I think it could take well over ten to fifteen minutes from getting off the Union-Pearson train until they get to their departure gate, where it would take considerably less if the Union-Pearson train went underground, and passengers emerged right up to the departure level. Geo Swan (talk) 00:14, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Advertising much?[edit]

"A cable-driven APM is the most environmentally responsible solution for transportation in high density applications."

It is certainly an opinion. Not sure that it's a "Fact". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.200.4.237 (talk) 16:12, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Agreed. The reference following that was to the manufacturer. I attributed that to the manufacturer. This sentence should probably be removed all together, if a third party isn't referenced. Geo Swan (talk) 04:49, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

References were a mess[edit]

Several URLs bare urls. Please people, never use bare urls. I changed all but one of these to populated {{cite}} templates. The one I didn't change didn't support the paragraph where it was cited.

I found many of the references didn't support the sentences or paragraphs where they were placed, so I added some {{cn}}.

A new reference I found said that the rolling stock cost $56,000,000 and the tracks and stations cost $150,000,000. The article currently says the whole system cost $56,000,000.

I suspect that if the Blue 22 system is a success it will overwhelm this system's 2000 pppd capacity. The goal of the blue 22 system is to get airline passengers from downtown to the airport in 22 minutes. The people-mover, as currently constructed, could almost double this. The first time I took it was a Saturday, around noon, and the second car didn't start up until 1pm. The article says the maximum wait for a train was 8 minutes? It seemed longer. I'll bet it will seem incredibly long if you are late boarding your flight. The train itself seems quite slow. And then there is the incredibly bad design of placing the stations up a couple of escalators, and a considerable walk for the arrivals and departure lounges.

Even if the cable car technology were replaced by a faster technology I suspect the tight curves would keep the speed down to a crawl.

I plan to keep my eyes peeled for RS that address these issues. Geo Swan (talk) 05:13, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Opaque bulleted list?[edit]

I am sure the bulleted list is accurate, and made sense to whoever contributed it. But I find it opaque. I think it has something to do with the layout of the wheels -- but what? Geo Swan (talk) 05:23, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

opaque bulleted list
  • Married set formed of cars  1.2 + 1.3 + 1.4 + 1.5 + 1.6  Handicapped/disabled access
  • Married set formed of cars  2.2 + 2.3 + 2.4 + 2.5 + 2.6  Handicapped/disabled access
  • Small work car

Contract Amount[edit]

Geo Swan brought up this issue in the section of this talk page titled "References were a mess". Geo Swan provided the following discussion on this issue:

"A new reference I found said that the rolling stock cost $56,000,000 and the tracks and stations cost $150,000,000. The article currently says the whole system cost $56,000,000."

I did not see what source had the cost listed as $150,000,000, but if there is a source, then I agree with changing the amount as the $56,000,000 is not sourced. The source provided for the entire table I have not been able to access. User226 (talk) 22:37, 12 June 2013 (UTC)