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Sydney Monorail

brief history ...

In 1984 Darling Harbour Authority launched an appeal for proposals of a system to transport the tourists and the Sydneysiders in and out of Darling Harbour area.
Sydney Monorail, Queen Victoria Building.
©2006 Gabriel Ditu

In 1985 from the proposals put forward the NSW Government chooses the Monorail solution, and by August 1988, the Monorail system was opened to the public.

monorail technical data

  • Cars per vehicle: 7
  • Length of vehicle: 32.12 meters
  • Max Speed: 36 km/hour
  • Max capacity: 170 passengers
  • Spans: 30 meters
  • Number of stations: 7
  • Circuits per hour: 4

monorail stations

Sydney Monorail by night, Pyrmont Bridge.
©2006 Gabriel Ditu

tourist information ...

How to get there
See map.

Contact details:
Veolia Transport Pty Ltd
220 Pyrmont Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009
Phone: +61 2 8584 5288
Web site: Metro Monorail & Light Rail

Hours of Operation:
All year except Christmas Day
Mon to Thurs: 7AM to 10PM
Fri & Sat : 7AM to 12PM
Sun: 8AM to 10PM

Frequency: every 3 to 5 minutes.
22 August
1770 - Captain James Cook claims the east coast of New Holland in the name of King George III, naming the site Possession Island.

1872 - The 3200 km Australian Overland Telegraph Line is completed.

1930 - The two spans of the Sydney Harbour Bridge are joined.
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