AUSTRALIA BUS IMAGE GALLERY
Sydney Monorail

Australia
Sydney Monorail
Page 2

In February 2013 a Ticketek advert car crosses York Street on its way to the Harbour. Most monorail cars carried adverts for their whole working life, but this extra revenue did not save the service, which carried disappointing numbers of passenegers from day one. Hopefully the same fate will not befall the George Street tram, but a visit in January 2016 found a George Street bereft of public transport during the contruction phase, though half the street was still open to other traffic. How many businesses will survive to welcome the trams when the line opens in late 2018 remains to be seen.
 
="Sydney
An advert for Johnnie Walker on a monorail car that tells folk to "Keep Walking" was probably not the best way to encourage use of the monorail. Beneath is a Custom bodied Mercedes O405 of Forest Coach Lines.
 

More pertinently advertising an attraction on route is this car wrapped for the National Maritime Museum. Seen in that wet day in February 2013.
 

At least one of the cars was seen in a special "Farewell Sydney" livery in February prior to the service ending at the end of June 2013. An offer by Hobart to be gifted the system was declined. A couple of cars survive in the Powerhouse Museum with 10 metres of track. Google have two carriages in their Pyrmont offices as meeting rooms. Most of the carriages were exported to Taiwan, but two complete sets passed into preservation, one to the Sydney Electric Train Society and the other to a local resident who plans to restore them to working order. Of the infrastructure, sixty steel beams were recycled to build a temporary bridge to take Brookhollow Avenue over Norwest station during its construction in 2014.
 
Australia
Sydney Monorail
Page 2


3DFlags.com 3D Animated Flags Courtesy of 3DFlags.com