|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|
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.[unreliable source?] It is operated by the Shonan Monorail Co., Ltd. (湘南モノレール株式会社 Shōnan Monorēru Kabushiki-gaisha?), it opened March 7, 1970, the first monorail of its kind in Japan.[dead link]
As the monorail is within commuting distance of Tokyo, it is an important means of transportation for local residents.
The monorail was built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, based on a carriage and box-beam track design developed in the late 1950s by SAFEGE in France. The line opened March 7, 1970 between Ōfuna and Nishi-Kamakura. The rest of the line opened on July 2, 1971.
|Ōfuna Station||0.0||Tōkaidō Main Line, Yokosuka Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line, Negishi Line||Kamakura||Kanagawa prefecture|
|Shōnan-Enoshima Station||6.6||Enoshima Electric Railway: Enoshima Electric Railway Line (Enoshima Station)
Odakyu Enoshima Line (Katase-Enoshima)
* Track switching possible at these stations
- 500 series (since 1991)
- 5000 series (since 2004)
- 300 series (from 1970 until 1992)
- 400 series (from 1980 until 2004)
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- "Shonan Monorail-Stations". Retrieved 2007-09-02.
- "Sarukoen 猿公園: July 2007 Archives". Retrieved 2007-09-02.
- "Shonan and Enoden". Retrieved 2007-09-02.
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