Gold Coast and South East Queensland:-
NOTE:- This does not include Brisbane metropolitan tracks.
The Gold Coast MonoCab VRT start passenger capacity for this analysis is based on the average 18,500/day
patronage experienced by the Gold Coast light rail in its first month of operation. The light rail track is 13 km
long. The MonoCab VRT proposed track for the Gold Coast is 200 km, i.e. 15.4 times longer and has over
230 mini stations.
The MonoCab VRT start up capacity has been set at 185,000 i.e. 10 times the light rail figure. Given
the superior 24/7 service with much faster transit times, it is obvious that this figure would be easily reached by
the MonoCab VRT system. The MonoCab VRT fare adopted is 50% of the current bus
The South East Queensland heavy rail system transports approximately 190,000 passengers/day. A figure of
approximately 35% of this figure has been adopted as the start up capacity of the South East Queensland system. The
MonoCab VRT fares adopted are 50% of the current rail fares.
Below is the proposed Gold Coast system which has approximately 230 mini-stations. ALL travel will be
without any intermediate stops.
To travel between cities, passengers will travel on the urban network to larger stations as shown on the highway
to the left to transfer to larger vehicles.
Currently, the Queensland Government subsidises rail and bus fares in South East Queensland by 76.74%, i.e. for
every $1.00 paid in fares, the Government pays another $3.30. This MonoCab VRT proposal has NO FARE OR TRACK
This study is based on the formation of new public companies (listed or unlisted) for each section of track that
would raise start up capital from share issues. The capital raising adopted is approximately 20% of the track
The figures include a 20% administration surcharge on the operating costs (excluding interest and redemption
charges on the track loans).
The "Average km Between Vehicles" chart shows that there is a significant capacity increase available above that
shown for the various levels of the analysis. MonoCab VRT vehicles can safely operate at as little as 50 metres
As the track is elevated, it has no impact on traffic, pedestrians, animals, or hydrology.
An additional benefit of MonoCab VRT is that the track is able to carry conduits and pipes for communication
cabling (e.g. NBN), water, oil, gas etc.
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