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To create a solution for urban traffic congestion, BYD invested a total of RMB 5 billion and mobilized more than 1,000 engineers in a five-year R&D project to create BYD SkyRail, a straddle-beam monorail system featuring proprietary technologies for switches, bogies, track beams and other core technologies across the supply chain.
Relying on its own innovative capabilities and expertise, BYD builds the entire SkyRail system, including the complete vehicle, tracks, stations and communication systems.
  • Multi-layered transportation solutions to relieve urban traffic congestion

    Multi-layered transportation solutions to relieve urban traffic congestion

    With elevated tracks and independent right of way, SkyRail systems can transport 10,000 to 30,000 passengers / hour (one way), to form a multi-layered public transit system.

    With elevated tracks and independent right of way, SkyRail systems can transport 10,000 to 30,000 passengers / hour (one way), to form a multi-layered public transit system.

  • Better adaptability
    and better view

    Better adaptability
    better view

    SkyRail features a maximum gradeability of 10% and a turning radius of 45 meters, which grant the system much better terrain adaptability than that of a subway system. It is built mostly above ground and on road median strips, so that it takes up less space and offers a better view.

    SkyRail features a maximum gradeability of 10% and a turning radius of 45 meters, which grant the system much better terrain adaptability than that of a subway system. It is built mostly above ground and on road median strips, so that it takes up less space and offers a better view.

  • Short construction period
    and low cost

    Short construction period and low cost

    Since pre-fabricated track beams involve less construction steps as compared to a typical subway, SkyRail requires only 1/3 of its construction time and 1/5 of its construction cost.

  • Multiple Safety Assurance

    Multiple Safety Assurance

    Non-combustible materials are used for the interiors of SkyRail. Safe passages are created throughout the entire line. In case there is a power outage, SkyRail can run for more than 3km on its back-up batteries, making sure that passengers can safely arrive at the next station.

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