Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.
By submitting your information you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.


Monorail plans drawn up by London borough


I seem to remember that the Merry Hill monorail was dismantled in the 90s because HMRI decided it was too dangerous to evacuate in the event of a fire or other emergency onboard. The fire brigade said that every part has to be accessible from below. Quite right too. It was reconstructed on the Gold Coast in Queensland and also recently demolished for the same reason. The Sydney monorail has also been dismantled for the same reason. May I suggest that Havering council establishes if it would be allowed to operate with passengers before spending too much on the engineering and commercial viability. Although it looks like they've spent a fair bit on glossy graphics to get everyone excited. Please don't waste council taxpayers money but spending yourself up a blind alley.

Posted date

8 May, 2019

Posted time

9:30 am