A 5000 series train in August 2008
|Transit type||suspended monorail|
|Number of lines||1|
|Number of stations||8|
|Began operation||March 7, 1970|
|Operator(s)||Shonan Monorail Co., Ltd|
|System length||6.6 km|
|Minimum radius of curvature||90 m (295 ft)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC|
|Top speed||75 km/h (45 mph)|
The Shonan Monorail (湘南モノレール Shōnan Monorēru?) is a suspended SAFEGE monorail in the cities of Kamakura and Fujisawa in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by the Shonan Monorail Co., Ltd (湘南モノレール株式会社 Shōnan Monorēru Kabushiki-gaisha?), and opened on March 7, 1970, the first monorail of its kind in Japan.
* Track switching possible at these stations
- 500 series 3-car sets (since 1988)
- 5000 series 3-car sets (since 2004)
As of 1 April 2015[update], the line is operated using a fleet of three three-car aluminium-bodied 500 series trainsets and four three-car aluminium-bodied 5000 series trainsets. The 500 series trains introduced in 1988 were the first air-conditioned trains on the line.
- 300 series 2/3-car sets (from 1970 until 1992)
- 400 series (from 1980 until 2004)
Services were initially operated using a fleet of six two-car 300 series trainsets built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Two sets were increased to three cars from February 1975 to provide additional capacity.
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- Company website (Japanese)