Las Vegas monorail reopens May 27 after 14-month shutdown


The Las Vegas monorail, closed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, will resume operations at 7 a.m. on May 27, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced on Tuesday.

The company operating the monorail will begin selling tickets for the 3.9-mile elevated electric transit system the bankrupt LVCVA bought in December for $ 24.3 million on Tuesday.

“We are delighted to resume normal operations in time for Memorial Day weekend and World of Concrete, allowing us to provide a reliable and safe transportation solution for passengers looking for an efficient way to get to at the Las Vegas Convention Center and throughout the resort hallway. “LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill said in a statement.

LVCVA acquired the monorail system for two reasons: it needed a reliable transportation system to the Las Vegas Convention Center from the Strip, and it needed the oversight of a non-competitive deal held by the monorail company. to enable Elon Musk’s Boring Co. project to establish a 15-mile Underground Tunnel Network on the Strip Corridor and throughout the city.

When the system is reactivated, passengers will be required to wear face masks at all times and customers will be encouraged to maintain social distancing where possible. Hand sanitization will be available at all seven stations in the system. The convention authority said passengers can meet cleaning crews at stations or on trains.

The monorail will resume its previous operating hours: Mondays, from 7 am to midnight; Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. and from Friday to Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Ticket options include one-way tickets and several unlimited pass options. Discounted tickets for Nevada residents can be purchased at the monorail’s customer service counters. Service counters are open daily at all stations except the Las Vegas Convention Center station.

Contact Richard N. Velotta at [email protected] or 702-477-3893. To follow @RickVelotta on Twitter.


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