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A railway with only a single rail. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Railways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

A monorail is a distinctive railway where the trains run on one single rail, often suspended above streets.

Monorails are not common but can be an important part of the landscape, especially for tourist maps. Sydney has a monorail as does Tokyo (going to Haneda airport).

Monorails are often included as transportation within a bigger tourist attraction, for example a theme park (such as Disneyland), zoos, and so on. Mappers may also want to include driver-less systems that occur within some big airports for terminal transfer.


This tag should be applied to ways.

Where possible, create a way per track, and add a oneway=* tag to indicate which direction the trains generally travel in on that track.


Monorails by Country

See also