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Features of Yurikamome

Features

The Yurikamome is a new transit service that crosses the Rainbow Bridge and passes through Odaiba, linking 16 stations in its 15km run. It runs on an elevated path and offers great views.
The Yurikamome started its operation between Shimbashi and Ariake in November 1995, with a route extended to Ariake in March 2006.

Features of Yurikamome

This is one of the safest means of transportation.

The Yurikamome runs on an elevated road.
This road is exclusively used by the Yurikamome.
There are no crossings, no traffic jams, and no likelihood of accidents involving bicycles or pedestrians.

This is one of the safest means of transportation.

It offers a comfortable ride.

The traveling road is flat and made with concrete.
The Yurikamome carriage has rubber-tired wheels and runs quietly without vibration.

It offers a comfortable ride.

This transport produces almost no pollution.

Using electricity as power source, the Yurikamome does not give off exhaust like most cars do. There is little vibration and noise.

This transport produces almost no pollution.

The drive is fully automated.

There are no drivers or conductors on the train but the trains stop precisely at the platforms.
With more people expected to use the line during New Year’s holiday and for popular events, we can flexibly change the timetable to increase transport capacity.

The drive is fully automated.

Smooth Driving

The train can make a sharp turn.

There are many sharp curves on Yurikamome’s travel route. Steering devices change the speed of tyre rotation on left and right to make it smooth around the curves.

The train can make a sharp turn.

How does this train make a turn?

There are two ways to make a turn – steering method and bogie method.Instead a steering wheel, the Yurikamome has guidance bars and guidance wheels which enable the train to make a smooth turn.

How does this train make a turn?

It can climb steep slopes.

The Yurikamome has rubber tires which enable it to climb up and down steep slopes.

It can climb steep slopes.

The Yurikamome looks like a monorail but what is the difference?

Difference with Monorail

The ways they run are very different. The Yrikamome carriage has four rubber tires, like a passenger car.
There are two types of monorails – straddle-beam monorail and suspended monorail.

Straddle-Beam Monorail

Straddle-Beam Monorail

Suspended Monorail

Suspended Monorail