ALWEG Beam Comparison Chart

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Updated 11/20/13

Beams are displayed in order of size, not by date of development

Endview
(to scale)
Type Width  Height Height at Endpoint Locations 
  Disneyland-ALWEG   .51M

20"
 .88M

34.5"
1.02M

40"
(1961 extension beams)
Anaheim, CA (1959)
   Disney-
Bombardier M-VI **
.66M

26" 
1.22M

48" 
2.03M

80" 
Walt Disney World, FL (1971)

Las Vegas, NV (1995)

Bombardier-
Innovia Monorail 300 **
.69M

27.2"
1.5M

59"
2.03M

80" 

(verification needed)

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (*)

São Paulo-Line 15, Brazil (*)

  Hitachi Small **   .7M

27.6"
 1.3M

51.2"
 1.8M

70.9"
Sentosa, Singapore (2006) 
 

ALWEG

Hitachi Medium **

Scomi **

.8M

31.5"
 1.4-1.6M

55.1-63"
 2.2M

86.6"
Fühlingen, Germany (1957)

Turin, Italy (1961)

Inuyama, Japan (1962)

Tokyo-Haneda (1964)

Tokyo Disney, Japan (2001)

Naha, Okinawa, Japan (2003)

Kuala Lumpur (2003)

Dubai-Palm Jumeirah (2009)

Mumbai, India (2013)

São Paulo-Line 17, Brazil (*)

  Hitachi Large ** .85M

33.5" 
1.5M

59" 
 2.0M

78.7"
Kitakyushu, Japan (1985)

Osaka, Japan (1990)

Tama, Japan (1997)

Chongqing, China (2005) 

Daegu, S. Korea (*)

 ALWEG Large

FCF **

.9M

35.4"
 1.5M

59"
1.5M

59"

Seattle, WA (1962) 

Qom, Iran (*)

*contract awarded and/or under construction
** system dimensions currently available for purchase

Notes: While some may point out that this chart proves a lack of standards, the chart does demonstrate that systems available for sale today (**) are very similar in dimensions. In fact, the maximum width difference between largest and smallest beam is only .19M (7.5"). With only .095M (3-3/4") difference per side, manufacturers should be able to modify their trains to fit different beams.

Dimensions compiled and scaled graphics by The Monorail Society

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