Las Vegas Monorail Reopens After 107 Days

The four-mile monorail reopens Christmas Eve, ending a 107-day shutdown because of mechanical problems.

Thousands of people enjoyed free rides on the Las Vegas Monorail as it reopened to the public, 107 days after the four-mile, $650 million system was shut down when metal parts fell from a moving train, necessitating a redesign of the train's drive shaft.

"The monorail's first big test will be Friday, when the system is expected to carry some of the 300,000 revelers anticipated here for New Year's Eve festivities. The rail line will stay open until 3 a.m. New Year's Day.

...Strong farebox revenues are needed to help repay some of the system's $650 million construction costs and draw investors and government aid for a planned downtown extension."

Thanks to Governing Magazine

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