Another successful event is behind us. The 6th annual gathering, organized by the International Monorail Association, was held in Wuppertal, Germany this past September.
The IMA would like to thank each and every delegate who took the time to attend the sessions. A special thanks to those representing monorail operating agencies for attending these sessions: Dr. Ahn and Mr. Jeon from Daegu Metropolitan Urban Railroad Agency; Mr. Kumar, from the Mumbai Metropolitan Development Authority; Mrs. Gramani and Mr. Silveira, from Metro SÃ£o Paulo.
During the meeting, we heard from three monorail operators about the progress of their systems: Daegu, Korea; Mumbai, India; SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil. The Daegu system will start revenue operation in 2015, and they are currently in test and commissioning phase. The Mumbai monorail started operation of the first phase (8 km), and they expect opening the 11 km by 2016. The SÃ£o Paulo line 15 project started operations between the first two stations. By 2016, the second phase, including 13 km of revenue line already built and 8 stations, is expected to be complete. All three projects are working through checklists of items to debug, as it is common on systems of this complexity.