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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 an independent right of way, SkyRail systems can transport 10,000 to 30,000 passengers per hour (one way) as part of a multi-layered public transit system.

  • Better adaptability
    and better view

    Better adaptability
    and better view

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

  • Short construction period
    and low cost

    Short construction period and low cost

    Pre-fabricated track beams allow for a more efficient construction process, so building SkyRail requires only one-third of the time and one-fifth of the cost of building a typical subway system.

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    Multiple Safety Assurance

    Non-combustible materials are used for the interiors of SkyRail, and safety passages are located throughout the entire line. In the event of a power outage, SkyRail can run for more than 3km on its back-up batteries, ensuring that passengers arrive safely at the next station.

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