Las Vegas monorail resumes operations this month
Sam Morris / Las Vegas Press Office
Tuesday May 11, 2021 | 11:42 am
The Las Vegas monorail, closed for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will resume service from May 27.
The 3.9 mile elevated line allows passengers to travel the length of the Strip in less than 15 minutes at speeds of up to 50 mph.
âThe Las Vegas Monorail provided an important and convenient transportation solution for leisure visitors and convention attendees,â said Steve Hill, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, in a communicated. LVCVA acquired the Monorail in December 2020.
The electric trains will run in time for Memorial Day weekend and the World of Concrete Show, scheduled for June 8-10 at the Las Convention Center, Hill noted. It is the first major convention in Las Vegas since the start of the pandemic.
The monorail will run from 7 am to midnight on Monday; 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday to Thursday; and from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. from Friday to Sunday. Ticket options include one-way tickets and several unlimited pass options.
Trains arrive every 4 to 8 minutes at seven stations along the Strip: MGM Grand, Bally’s / Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo / Caesars Palace, Harrah’s / Linq, Las Vegas Convention Center, Westgate / Convention Center and Sahara.
Passengers will need to wear face masks and should distance themselves as much as possible, officials said.
The monorail, which originally used two trains obtained from Walt Disney World, opened in 1995 with service between MGM Grand and Bally’s. It was extended to the current footprint in 2004 and inaugurated nine Bombardier trains built specifically for the Las Vegas monorail.
To purchase tickets, access the system map and learn more, visit: www.lvmonorail.com.