The Las Vegas monorail resumed passenger transport Thursday morning after being closed by pandemic protocols since March 2020.
The 3.9-mile elevated electric transit system began to slide down the east side of the resort’s hallway at 7 a.m.
There are a few differences – not many that passengers will see – from the days leading up to its orderly shutdown as a way to limit the spread of COVID-19. The cost of the trip and hours of operation will remain the same, but passengers will be required to adhere to health and safety policies.
The cost to take the monorail is $ 5 one way; $ 13 for a day pass; $ 23 for a two-day pass; and $ 29 for a three-day pass. Residents with local ID can get a 20-ride pass for $ 20.
Ownership of the system has changed since the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority acquired the system from bankruptcy for $ 24.3 million in December.
Passengers are 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.
The LVCVA lobbied for the system to reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend. The organization also wanted to make sure it was up and running when the country’s first major trade show, World of Concrete, opens on June 8.