RESIDENTS have been taking to social media to discuss whether or not Bournemouth would benefit from a monorail. 

The idea has been floating around since 2006 when Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood proposed it to Bournemouth Council. 

But last week, when the town centre summit survey results were published by BCP Council, a monorail was suggested several times by residents. 

However, it is not clear if they were being serious or not. 

Read more: Age-old debate of monorail in Bournemouth resurfaces

Residents on the Echo’s social media pages have been having their say: 

One man joked: “Yes and let's also build a park and fill it with dinosaurs. Oh wait, has that been done?” 

Another said: “Can you imagine this at night? It’d be like a combination of the Bronx subway and a French motorway services toilet.” 

One woman added: “Whether monorail or tram, it would work so much better than buses, however, if they’d wanted to do this, they shouldn’t have wasted so much time and money on cycle lanes which aren’t used and take up the road space a tram could use.” 

Meanwhile, others said it could be called HS3. 

One man said: “I know there are other priorities right now for Bournemouth, but If they have the money for it, and it will be sustainable, yes, it will be a great idea.” 

Another added: “Yes said it many times to link the towns and the airport together.” 

One woman said the town needed one to go to Hurn Airport, while another insisted one should link the train stations, football stadium, Poole Quay, Wimborne, Tower Park, Castlepoint and hospitals together. 

Most people, though, likened the scenario of Bournemouth getting a monorail to The Simpson’s episode Marge vs the Monorail. 

One Twitter user said: “Oh yeah? Well, ask the people at Brockway, Ogdenville and North Haverbrook.”