The Liechtenstein-headquartered company Intamin realises global single-track transport systems. It has now suggested creating such a system between the Rheinpark stadium and central Vaduz.
Intamin specialises in so-called monorail systems, or single-track elevated railways. The company has already realised several such systems across the world, including in Bologna in Italy and in different Chinese cities. According to an article in daily newspaper Liechtensteiner Vaterland, Intamin has now proposed a monorail solution for Liechtenstein. It would run between the Rheinpark stadium and central Vaduz, helping to avoid issues such as difficulty parking in the centre.
Franz Zürcher, sales manager and member of the board of Intamin, commented: Because monorail trains travel on elevated tracks, the train service is untouched by congestion during peak times. Offering the best views of the castle, the railway would be attractive to both commuters and tourists, he added.
In terms of cost, CHF 5 million would be required, revealed Zürcher. Monorail reportedly works out cheaper than other transport systems in cost per passenger kilometre. The system could gradually be extended into a transport system for Liechtenstein, with stops every 500 metres.
According to its website, Intamin is internationally renowned for its monorail systems for the leisure sector, such as theme parks, and for urban areas. It has offices in Liechtenstein, Korea, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, the USA and China.