Las Vegas Monorail to Resume Operation on May 27
As Las Vegas is planning to reopen and be back to business, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced that the Las Vegas Monorail will start operating again at 7 a.m. on May 27 in time for the Memorial Day weekend.
The Monorail is a 3.9-mile elevated system that allows Las Vegas Strip passengers to travel the resort corridor in as little as 15 minutes. The monorail goes as fast as 50 miles per hour and will stop at the usual seven stations:
- MGM Grand
- Bally’s / Paris Las Vegas
- Flamingo / Caesars Palace
- Harrah’s / The LINQ
- Las Vegas Convention Center
- Westgate / Las Vegas Convention Center
- SAHARA Las Vegas
“The Las Vegas Monorail has provided an important and convenient transportation solution for both leisure visitors and convention attendees,” said Steve Hill, president, and CEO for the LVCVA. “We are thrilled to resume normal operations in time for both 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 navigate to the Las Vegas Convention Center and throughout the resort corridor.”
Covid-19 requirements and operating hours
Nonetheless, the customers are obliged to comply with the same Covid-19 requirements. Also, customers should expect to encounter the cleaning staff on trains and platforms.
- Face masks
- Social distancing whenever possible
- Hand sanitizer will be available at every Monorail station
The LVCVA acquired the Monorail in December 2020. The system is 100% electric and runs zero-emission trains. In other words, the monorail would reduce emissions by over 27 tons and more than 2 million vehicle miles annually in Southern Nevada.
The monorail will resume its previous operating hours:
- Mondays: 7 a.m. – midnight
- Tuesdays – Thursdays: 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.
- Fridays – Sundays: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
In conclusion, Ticket options include single ride tickets and several unlimited ride pass options. Nevada residents can purchase the discounted tickets at Monorail customer service desks. Moreover, Service desks are open daily at all stations except the Las Vegas Convention Center Station.