|Transit type||suspended monorail|
|Number of lines||1|
|Number of stations||8|
|Began operation||March 7, 1970|
|Operator(s)||Shonan Monorail Co., Ltd.|
|System length||6.6 km|
The Shonan Monorail (湘南モノレール Shōnan Monorēru?) is a suspended SAFEGE monorail in the cities of Kamakura and Fujisawa in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by the Shonan Monorail Co., Ltd. (湘南モノレール株式会社 Shōnan Monorēru Kabushiki-gaisha?), it opened March 7, 1970, the first monorail of its kind in Japan.
As the monorail is within commuting distance of Tokyo, it is an important means of transportation for local residents.
The monorail was built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, based on a carriage and box-beam track design developed in the late 1950s by SAFEGE in France. The line opened March 7, 1970 between Ōfuna and Nishi-Kamakura. The rest of the line opened on July 2, 1971.
|Ōfuna Station||0.0||JR East: Tōkaidō Main Line, Yokosuka Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line, Negishi Line||Kamakura||Kanagawa prefecture|
|Shōnan-Enoshima Station||6.6||Enoshima Electric Railway: Enoshima Electric Railway Line (Enoshima Station)|
Odakyu Electric Railway: Enoshima Line (Katase-Enoshima)
* Track switching possible at these stations
- 500 series (since 1991)
- 5000 series (since 2004)
- 300 series (from 1970 until 1992)
- 400 series (from 1980 until 2004)
- Monorails in Japan
- List of rapid transit systems
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