s leisure and convention activities are returning to the destination and occupancy limits are increasing, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has announced the The Las Vegas monorail will resume operations at 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, in time for Memorial Day weekend and after all systems safety inspections are complete.
The 3.9-mile elevated system along the Las Vegas Strip allows passengers to travel the length of the resort’s corridor in less than 15 minutes, at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. Trains will continue to arrive every 4 to 8 minutes at each of the seven stations, including:
- MGM Grand
- Bally’s / Paris Las Vegas
- Flamingo / Caesars Palace
- Harrah’s / The LINQ
- Las Vegas Convention Center
- Westgate Convention Center / Las Vegas
- SAHARA Las Vegas
“The Las Vegas monorail provided an important and convenient transportation solution for leisure visitors and convention attendees,” said Steve Hill, President and CEO of LVCVA. “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. . “
As customers plan to use the system, the same requirements that exist throughout the destination will also apply on the monorail:
- Face masks will be required at all times throughout the system
- Customers are encouraged to maintain social distancing where possible
- Hand sanitizer will be available at every Monorail station
To ensure the system remains clean and sanitized, customers may meet with cleaning staff on trains and platforms.
Debuting in 1995 with service between MGM Grand and Bally’s, the original system used two monorail trains that previously operated at Walt Disney World. The system expanded to its current footprint on July 15, 2004, with the launch of nine Bombardier Innovia 200 trains built specifically for the Las Vegas monorail system.
LVCVA acquired the Monorail in December 2020. The transaction preserved the important transportation option in Las Vegas and allowed other transportation options on the east side of Las Vegas Blvd. Western Management Group, LLC has been engaged by LVCVA to manage and operate the system.
The system is 100% electric and operates zero-emission trains, reducing emissions by over 27 tonnes and over 2 million vehicle kilometers per year in southern Nevada. The monorail uses regenerative braking, which works by storing excess energy that builds up when cars are slowed down, sometimes saving up to 20% of system energy.
The monorail will resume its previous operating hours:
Monday: 7 a.m. – midnight
Tuesday to Thursday: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday – Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Ticket options include one-way tickets and several unlimited pass options. Discounted tickets for Nevada residents can be purchased at Monorail customer service counters. Service counters are open daily at all stations except the Las Vegas Convention Center station.
Contactless ticketing is available for customers to purchase and download tickets to their mobile wallet at https://tix.lvmonorail.com/purchase
To purchase tickets, access the system map and learn more, visit: www.lvmonorail.com