Monorail Refurbishment

Discussion in 'Future Discussion' started by WallisDan, 13th Oct 2017.

  1. Matt.GC

    Matt.GC TowersStreet Member

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    Indeed. You can't bolt directly into concrete as it crumbles, so holes would need to be drilled and the legs concreted in.
     
  2. Rick

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    Indeed, but I was thinking more about where the mechanism could sit and more importantly, the amount of work required to allow the gate posts to swing through new holes in the floor.
     
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    Mechanisms can go overhead, though it tends to look a mess when parks go for that option. It wouldn't be a cheap installation regardless, I wouldn't be surprised if they stick to the current arrangement of a gate at the top of the ramp.
     
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    I'd say they'd be better off with sliding "platform edge doors" such as those found on the JLE, rather than air gates. The mechanisms are all in a bulge at the top, rather than under the floor.
     
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    I believe that they may well have costed the price of airgates, however have no idea if they've made a decision of whether or not to go ahead with them. I'd be suprised if they did really, despite the current system being poor they probably see it as viable.

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    They have space on the platform between the loading point that could hold the mechanism for air gates.
    If they went for that style it would look like the ticket gate on the london underground or nemesis gates.

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    Something alone the lines of these

     
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    ^ I think that would be the 'Rolls Royce' solution, but I suspect they could run the existing one more efficiently.
     
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    The mechanism like this would fit between the load points [​IMG]

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    They'd actually only need half a "Tube" ticket barrier, as the standard ones have two sets of gates, one for each direction.
    Well, OK, so some of the newer ones have worked out how to use a single pair of gates in both directions, but sush.
     
  11. Matt N

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    I don't personally think that the Monorail needs refurbishment too badly. It was only refurbished 9 years ago in 2008, so the refurbished trains are still relatively new. Anyway, I like the trains as they are now. You can still see out of the windows, and "Which Monorail train are we going to get?" is always a great game for my family and I to start a day at the Towers with!
     
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    I think they will settle for automated low energy units in the long run.
    For me the greatest issue is the horrid window transfers and the uncomfortable seats that sit you facing strangers.
     
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    If they change the rolling stock it will be for a more cost affective unit that is automated, run variable wave AC motors.

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    Only if you're driving.
     
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    Disney’s monorail in Florida has large sliding gates on the monorail platforms that staff have to push open and closed on each arrival/departure. However their cabins hold more people and I think each gate covers multiple doors so it isn’t too bad. But we know Towers couldn’t afford the platform staff and would go back to the current method.

    But people are generally trusted to wait behind the yellow line on 99% of train platforms in the real word but the fact the park is so scared of being sued, despite not standing in the way of a train being a very common sense thing, is not good.
     
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    I have no problems seeing out the windows. It's not like they're covered over or anything.
     
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    I'd like to see you walk around with a microwave door covering your eyes all day and not complain about it once!
     
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    The main focus of the covering on the Monorail windows probably isn't to stop people seeing out, but to stop people seeing in. Given that it's 2017, if people could see in you'd have all the riff raff making rude & inapprpriate gestures at the onlookers and young children outside.
     
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