The best solution
SkyRail is an advanced monorail system designed to solve urban congestion
and transit challenges, without the significant infrastructure costs, construction timelines or traffic strains caused by grade separated rail projects.
Surface light rail has been modernized and improved for over 100 years since the first trams and streetcars. In a highly analogous manner, straddle type monorail technology has been incrementally improved and modernized for more than 60 years.
BYD SKYRAIL TIMELINE
Wenner-Gren’s first system design was geared more towards a high-speed city to city rail system.
On October 13, the global debut of “SkyRail”, a monorail system developed out of BYD’s ﬁve-year R&D project.
A SkyRail line in the city’s Flower Expo Park in Yinchuan, was officially opened in September 2017.
BYD’s first rapid monorail system, running at 120km/h started implementation.
BYD’s first commercial municipal line is planned to start operating in July.
BYD’s first cross-sea monorail project to connect Salvador’s central business district to São João Island, with a capacity of 150,000 passengers per day.
BYD was selected for over 380 kilometers/237 miles of SkyRail projects in China, the Asia Pacific region, South America and Africa. These projects are already in planning, construction, or operation, and currently are being expanded with detailed planned stages in several cities in North America.
2.73 mi / 4.4 km
Shenzhen BYD HQ
3.52 mi / 5.67 km
6.15 mi / 9.9 km
6.21 mi / 10 km
12.4 mi / 20 km
“SkyRail carbodies are 10’5” / 3.16 m wide, about the same width as a subway car. However, the vehicles are lightweight, about 2/3rd the weight of a light rail vehicle, which means the structure needed to support SkyRail is substantially lighter as well. Our structural engineers estimate that SkyRail structure require only about half the steel and concrete as elevated rail structures.
Train sets can be built from 2 to 8-car compositions, and autonomously coupled with other trains according to operational and capacity needs.
SkyRail has an adjustable
passenger capacity with
the ability to move
Nearly 18,800 passengers
per hour each way at
North American standing spacing.