When people from all over the world gather to celebrate America's Party: Las Vegas New Year 2012, the Las Vegas Monorail will provide hassle-free access to the city's best New Year's Eve parties, events and hotspots. Las Vegas Boulevard will close to vehicles, taxis and buses in the early evening, but Monorail riders will still be able to reach their party destinations in 15 minutes or less, with non-stop service until 3 a.m.
"Visitors come to Las Vegas to experience the best party in the country, not to waste time in traffic trying to reach a restaurant, show or nightclub," said Ingrid Reisman, vice president of corporate communications for the Las Vegas Monorail Company. "The Monorail makes it easy for them to travel to the city's festivities, without having to worry about road closures, crowded streets or finding a designated driver."
The Las Vegas Monorail Company offers several different ticket types: a $5 Single Ride Ticket, a $12 Unlimited-Ride Day Pass and a $28 Unlimited-Ride Three-Day Pass. Trains will arrive every few minutes at each of the seven stations, even when the dazzling fireworks display lights up the sky at midnight.
ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS MONORAIL
The Las Vegas Monorail is an easy and convenient connection to the Las Vegas Strip, linking riders to the city's world-class restaurants, shows, shops, clubs, hotels and casinos. Monorail riders can travel the famous Las Vegas Strip in 15 minutes or less in a safe, comfortable and clean environment – without the hassles of traffic or wasted time. Currently, the privately-funded Monorail system has seven stations: MGM Grand; Bally's/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah's/Imperial Palace; Las Vegas Convention Center; Las Vegas Hilton; and Sahara Avenue. As one of the nationâ€™s most environmentally-friendly public transportation systems, the Monorail's electric trains are zero emission vehicles. For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail or where to purchase tickets, call 866-4-MONORAIL (866-466-6672); visit www.lvmonorail.com; or pick up a Monorail Magazine, available at all Monorail stations and station hotels.
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Jennifer Breed, (702) 699-8206
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