I hitched a ride on it for the first time in 2008 - my first trip to Sydney (at the time) since...well, I won't say how long, but it was LONG. At the time, I'd written the monorail into my first novel, The Fatal Span, and thought I'd better check it out! I loved it from that first day, loved it ever since, and I'm sad to see it go. I've ridden on it early morning, peak hour, late at night, and sat in the driver's carriage (with permission and accompanied by the Metro Monorail management).
Thank you drivers, thank you staff, technicians, engineers, Sydney (Metro) Monorail management team. Safe journey to Tasmania, and may you brighten her days.
Thank you, Sydney Monorail.
I will miss you.