Kuala Lumpur Monorail - a Photo Essay
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After about a twenty minute ride, we have arrived at the northern end of the line, Titiwangsa Station. Station signs have the word "monorail" in five languages.

photograph by David M. Ice
Direction reversal is handled the same way as at KL Sentral, with the use of a segmented pivot switch. The switches cycle in a matter of seconds, and the system is absolutely useless without the perfect functioning that they provides.

Once again, where do you want to be, below or above?

Through the switch.

We finish our tour with this photo of the monorail at night. This straddle bent is located by Tun Sambanthan.

The Kuala Lumpur Monorail has been a rousing success in its first year. Citizens are proud of their new system and already accept it as part of the beautiful skyline of Kuala Lumpur. As we visited, the capacity of the system was being increased from six to eight trains. Stations are much longer than the trains currently are, which will allow for longer trains in the future. The monorail system has been designed to handle as many as 300,000 riders per day. Our sincere thanks to MTrans Chairman David Chew and his kind staff for hosting us during our visit.

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