Sentosa Monorail

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The Sentosa Monorail (Chinese: 圣淘沙单轨列车) was a monorail system which served as the main means of transportation on the island of Sentosa in Singapore. The system was constructed at a cost of S$14 million by Von Roll of Switzerland, who also built the Singapore Cable Car.

First opened in February 1982 [1], it operated 14-car non-air conditioned trains in a unidirectional counterclockwise single loop through seven stations around the western half of the island. There was no charge for passengers, who could ride the system as often as they wished throughout their stay on the island.

The Sentosa Monorail ceased operations on 16 March 2005 to make way for the new four-station Sentosa Express. The track and rolling stock were sold as scrap for S$350,000. Some of the monorail stations have been repurposed for other uses, such as the "Surrender Chamber" at Fort Siloso and a restaurant has been developed at the Gateway.


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