Las Vegas Monorail System
|Function / usage:||
|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.
State legislation is passed allowing Clark County to grant a public monorail franchise to the private sector.
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).
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.
Relevant Web Sites
- State-of-the-art Las Vegas Monorail™ will carry 19 million passengers in its first year. Driverless urban monorail rapid transit system along the east side of the Las Vegas strip, Las Vegas, NV, USA. In: DSI Info, n. 12 ( 2003- 2004), pp. 60-61.
- Nouveau système du Monorail™ de Las Vegas. Monorail rapide, sans conducteur, le long du côté est du Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In: DSI Info, n. 12 ( 2003- 2004), pp. 48.
- Neue Las Vegas Monorail™. Fahrerlose, einschienige Schnellbahn entlang der östlichen Seite des Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In: DSI Info, n. 12 ( 2003- 2004), pp. 48.
- Alweg-Bahn. transpress-Verlag, Stuttgart (Germany). (2003):
- Riding High in Las Vegas. In: Civil Engineering Magazine, v. 73, n. 3 (March 2003). (2003):
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