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Hitachi offers three vehicle sizes and other subsystems to meet different passenger carrying capacities.


Small Type


Medium Type


Large Type

System Loading Capacity

Hitachi Monorail System offers an alternative for transit corridors with passenger demand equivalent or higher than typically designated for LRT (light rail transit) yet too low to justify a subway system.

System Loading Capacity
Minimum Headway 3 min 4 min 5 min 6 min
Number of Trains per Hour 20 15 12 10
Loading Capacity (pphpd) Small (2-car) 2,680 2,010 1,608 1,340
Small (4-car) 4,960 3,720 2,976 2,480
Medium (2-car) 4,920 3,690 2,952 2,460
Medium (3-car) 7,680 5,760 4,608 3,840
Medium (4-car) 10,440 7,830 6,264 5,220
Large (2-car) 5,600 4,200 3,360 2,800
Large (4-car) 11,960 8,970 7,176 5,980
Large (8-car) 24,680 18,510 14,808 12,340

* Figures based on fully loaded conditions (6 persons/m²)

Passenger Carrying Capacity

Passenger Carrying Capacity
Definition Small Medium Large
End Car Mid Car End Car Mid Car End Car Mid Car
Normal (4 pax/m²) 49 43 92 103 103 117
Fully Loaded (6 pax/m²) 67 57 123 138 140 159
Crush Loaded (8 pax/m²) - - 155 174 177 201