Train networks can be tricky, especially the switches that direct trains to different sections. Some networks remove these switches entirely, but for passenger transport, suspension railroads are ideal due to their small size and comfortable ride. However, traditional switches don’t work for suspension railroads. The Y-Rail technology solves this problem. The Y-Rail track is designed with a polygon shape. In the switch area, the rail branches into two strands. Vehicles on the rail need steering equipment to use passive switches without moving parts.

Trolleys attached to the top of the vehicles keep them on the track, rotating 90 degrees to travel on the correct branch without collision. The trolley then turns back to its original position. This new technology is a game-changer for suspension railroads.