A concise list of all current and future rapid transit lines using linear induction motor propulsion technology. There are over 20 in-service or proposed systems across 16 cities/metro areas.

Less significant installations (i.e. non-urban rail) are not included. The list is sorted by system length.

Guangzhou Metro (China)

Guangzhou Metro Line 5

LIM system length: 117.5km (future: +65km)
Linear propulsion rolling stock:
– CSR-Sifang/ITOCHU EMU, Bombardier BM-300 bogies (Line 4, 120 cars in 4-car service)
– CSR-Sifang/ITOCHU EMU, Bombardier BM-300 bogies (Line 5, 180 cars in 6-car service)
– CSR-Sifang/ITOCHU EMU, SDB-LIM bogies by CSR-Sifang (Line 5, 192 cars in 6-car service)
– CSR-Sifang /ITOCHU EMU, Bombardier FLEXX Metro 2000 bogies (Line 6, 196 cars in 4-car service)
Systems with LIM propulsion:
– Line 4 (2005) 43.7km / daily ridership: 300,070
– Line 5 (2009) 31.9km / daily ridership: 985,500
Line 6 (2013) 24.3km / daily ridership: 612,300
Line 6 east ext. (OPENED 12/28/2016) 17.6km
– Line 4 south ext. (opening 2017) 12.6km
– Line 5 east ext. (opening 2020) 9.8km (**confirmed Feb 2017, will integrate with Dongguan Line 1)
– Line 23 (opening 2025) 27.1 km (**confirmed in Feb 2017 that this line will integrate with Line 6)
Train control: Automated (SIEMENS system) with backup driver

Okinawa Island Railway (Japan, NEW SYSTEM)

Okinawa Railway System - Urban elevated railway station concept

LIM system length: 69km (future)
Announced: November 2014
Linear propulsion rolling stock:
– FUTURE: 4-car consists
Train control: Unannounced automated system

Vancouver SkyTrain (Canada)

2-car SkyTrain approaches Brentwood Station on the Millennium Line

LIM system length: 60km
Linear propulsion rolling stock:
– ICTS Mark I (150 cars, 75 “married pairs”)
– Bombardier ART 200 (108 cars, 54 “married pairs”)
– Bombardier INNOVIA Metro 300 (28 cars, 7 4-car consists)
Systems with LIM propulsion:
Expo Line (1986) 28.9km
– Millennium Line (2002) 20.1km
Evergreen Extension (OPENED 12/2/2016) 11km
Train control: Fully automated (Thales SELTRAC)

Dongguan Rail Transit (China, NEW SYSTEM)

LIM system length: 58km (future)
Announced:
November 2016
Systems with LIM propulsion:
Line 1 (opening 2020) 58km (** will integrate with Guangzhou Metro Line 5)

RapidKL Rail (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Kelana Jaya Line

LIM system length: 46km (future +36km)
Linear propulsion rolling stock:
– Bombardier ART 200 (70 cars, 35 “married pairs”)
– Bombardier ART 200 order 2 (140 cars, 35 4-car consists)
– Bombardier INNOVIA Metro 300 (56 cars, 14 4-car consists)
Systems with LIM propulsion:
Kelana Jaya Line (1998) 29km
– Kelana Jaya Line Putra Heights Extension (OPENED 6/30/2016) 17km
“LRT3” Klang Valley Line (UNDER CONSTRUCTION; 2020) 36km
Train control: Fully automated (Thales SELTRAC)

Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway (Japan)

Toei Oedo Subway

LIM system length: 40.7km (future +59.7km)
Linear propulsion rolling stock:
– Nippon Sharyo/Hitachi 12-000 series EMU (408 cars, 51 8-car consists)
– Kawasaki Heavy Industries 12-600 series EMU (16 cars, 2 8-car consists)
– Nippon Sharyo 12-600 series (2015-2016 batch) EMU (48 cars, 6 8-car consists)
– Kawasaki Heavy Industries unnamed NEXT-GEN EMU (88 cars, to replace 12-000 series)
Systems with LIM propulsion:
Toei Subway Ōedo Line (1991) 40.7km; daily ridership: 795,461
Metro 7/Eight Liner (FUTURE) 59.7km
Train control: Automated with backup driver

Beijing Subway and Airport Express (China)

Beijing Airport Express

LIM system length: 28.1km
Linear propulsion rolling stock:
– Bombardier/Changchun Railway Vehicles ART 200 (40 cars, 10 “Married pairs”)
Systems with LIM propulsion:
– Airport Express (2008) 28.1km
Train control: Automated with backup driver (Alstom CBTC)

Osaka Municipal Subway (Japan)

Osaka Subway LIM rolling stock

LIM system length: 26.9km
Linear propulsion rolling stock:
– Kawasaki/Kinki Sharyo 70 series EMU
– Kawasaki/Kinki Sharyo 80 series EMU
Systems with LIM propulsion:
– Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line (1990) 15km
– Imazatosuji Line (2006) 11.9km
Train control: Automated with backup driver

EverLine Rapid Transit System (Yongin, Korea)

Yongin EverLine

System length: 18.1km
Linear propulsion rolling stock:
– Bombardier ART 200 (30 cars)
Train control: Fully automated (Bombardier CityFLO 650)

Sendai Subway (Japan)

Crews oversee a train on powered tracks with linear motor reaction rails installed.

LIM system length: 14 km
Linear propulsion rolling stock:
– Kinki Sharyo 2000 series EMU (60 cars, 15 consists)
Systems with LIM propulsion:
Tozai Line (OPENED Dec 6, 2015) 13.9km

Yokohama Municipal Subway (Japan)

Yokohama Subway LIM train

LIM system length: 13km
Linear propulsion rolling stock:
– Kawasaki 10000 series EMU
Lines with LIM Propulsion:
– Green Line (2008) 13km
Train control: Automated with backup driver

AirTrain JFK (New York, USA)

AirTrain JFK

System length: 13km
Linear propulsion rolling stock:
– Bombardier ART 200 (32 cars)
Systems with LIM Propulsion:
– Current AirTrain system (2002) 13km
Lower Manhattan – Jamaica/JFK Transportation Project via Long Island Rail Road track-sharing (FUTURE)
Train control: Fully automated (Thales SELTRAC)

Fukuoka City Subway (Japan)

Fukuoka Subway

LIM system length: 12km (+1.6km)
Linear propulsion rolling stock:

– Hitachi 3000 series EMU (68 cars, 17 consists)
Systems with LIM Propulsion:
– Nanakuma Line (2005) 12km (1.6km extension to Hakata opening 2020)
Train control: Automated with attendant

Kobe Municipal Subway (Japan)

Kobe Subway

LIM system length: 7.9km
Linear propulsion rolling stock:
– 5000 series EMU
Systems with LIM propulsion:
– Kaigan Line (2001) 7.9km
Train control: Automated with backup driver

Toronto Subway and RT (Canada)

Scarborough RT

LIM system length: 6.4km
Linear propulsion rolling stock:
– ICTS Mark I (62 cars, 31 “married pairs”)
Systems with LIM Propulsion:
– Scarborough RT (1985) 6.4km
Train control: Driver-controlled with partial automation

Detroit People Mover (USA)

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System length: 4.7km
Linear propulsion rolling stock:
– ICTS Mark I (12 cars, 6 “married pairs”)
Train control: Fully automated (Thales SELTRAC)

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