Monorail Takes Summer Holiday

The Seattle transportation experiment will miss out on the tourist months as officials debate the future of the fire-damaged trains.
June 26, 2004, 11am PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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Following a Memorial Day fire on the line's "Blue Train," Seattle's famous monorail faces an uncertain future. Lacking a catwalk between the rails, the line cannot be used safely without a backup train, hence the closure. Damage to the "Blue Train" may be so severe, the 42-year-old line may never open again; the entire project is scheduled to be demolished in 2005 to make way for an expanded system to West Seattle.

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Published on Friday, June 25, 2004 in The Seattle Times
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