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Las Vegas Monorail System

General Information

Beginning of works: 1995
Completion: 2004
Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: Monorail


km Name

Technical Information


length 3.8 miles
number of tracks 2
number of stations 7


cost of construction United States dollar 650 000 000



The Las Vegas Monorail System begins as an early transit venture between MGM Grand and Bally's Hotels. That year the two casinos announce to build a mile-long monorail under the franchise MGM Grand/Bally's, LLC to connect the two properties. An extension is already envisioned.

January 1997

State legislation is passed allowing Clark County to grant a public monorail franchise to the private sector.

May 2000

The Las Vegas Monorail company is created and becomes owner of the new system through acquisition of MGM's-Bally's Monorail, LLC. Transit System Management is created by MGM/Mirage and Park Place Entertainment and is responsible for overseeing and managing the design and day-to-day operations of the monorail.

16 August 2001

Official groundbreaking for the extension of the MGM Grand/Bally's line and the Sahara Hotel and Casino.

20 January 2004

Expected opening of the 7 station system (including the original MGM Grand/Bally's section).

June 2004

Expected groundbreaking for a 2.3 mile extension to Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas.


Expected opening of the extension to Fremont Street.


The system consists of a dual parallel guideway track made of percast, prestressed concrete beams.

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