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Monorail systems are known all over the world and they tend to be very popular. Some say that monorails are "sexy".

The RUF monorail is a very simple triangular construction. This construction has a lot of advantages:
1) It is a minimal construction. It has good torsional stiffness and is able to carry a relatively high load without bending too much vertically.
2) The top of the rail can be used for both propulsion and braking. This way the vehicles are very safe and the lateral guidance is perfect. Derailment is impossible.
3) Snow will not pile up on the rail and rain will not be collected on the guideway.
4) The visual impact is minimal.
5) The triangular shape is very natural for a vehicle which must change from road driving to rail "riding" during a trip.

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