Spotlight: Daegu Monorail

Daegu, the fourth largest South Korean city and home to a Hitachi built monorail which opened in the spring of 2015. The system consists of 30 stations, and just under 15 miles of double track. Construction took six years at a cost of $792 million.

The monorail connects the north-western and south-eastern parts of the city and transported an estimated 84 million passengers during its first year of operation. Route extensions are planned.

Route Map

The system consists of 28 train sets comprising a total of 84 cars. The three car trains are 49ft long, 9.5ft wide and 17ft-high and can accommodate nearly 400 passengers per train.

Time between stations is two minutes. Total route time is 46 minutes.