Operational Excellence

As thousands of visitors choose the Las Vegas Monorail to travel the Las Vegas Strip everyday, the Monorail’s operation technicians are continually working hard behind the scenes to ensure that the system runs efficiently and effectively. Below is the inside track behind the operation of this 3.9 mile system that carried its 60 millionth rider in April 2014.

The Las Vegas Monorail has carried over 70 Million riders since opening.
We boast a 99% In Service Rate

Massive Transit

Las Vegas is host to countless trade shows, conventions, and public events that draw in millions of visitors per year. The Las Vegas Monorail carries an average of 67,000 passengers during citywide trade shows, which equates to approximately:

22,334 Taxicabs
with 3 passengers each
– or –
1,218 Passenger Buses
with 55 riders each

67,000 Passengers

22,334 Taxicabs

1,218 Buses

Trains, Trains, Trains!

Our trains utilize 36 Bombardier Innovia 200 carsnine trains with four cars each;

= 9 Trains

Each train has seating for 72 passengers and standing room for 150, with a total capacity of 222.

One Amazing Track...

21,120 Feet of Track
in Total

That's a lot of track! 4 Miles to be exact!

30 Feet Above the
Ground on Average

The highest point is over 60 Feet high.

26 Inch Wide
Running Surface

One of the smallest footprints of any elevated train.

Greening the Desert

Las Vegas Monorail provides significant reductions in vehicle miles and emissions for our Southern Nevada community. In fact, the Las Vegas Monorail is responsible for eliminating over 23 million vehicle miles on our roadways.

 

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The Monorail is
100% Electric
and runs
ZERO Emission Trains!

Since opening, the Las Vegas Monorail has been responsible for keeping over 405 tons of CO, VOC and NOx from being emitted as a result of its operation.

6 That's Almost the Weight of
747 Passenger Jets

Operational Fun Facts

Las Vegas Monorail provides significant reductions in vehicle miles and emissions for our Southern Nevada community. In fact, the Las Vegas Monorail is responsible for eliminating over 25 million vehicle miles on our roadways.

Over the course of an operating day, our control center database collects approximately 450,000 sensor notifications that are analyzed both in real time and at the end of a day to correct any potential issues on the spot (i.e. reset a door alarm because a train door was held open) and identify/correct an issue prior to the next operating day.

In 2015 alone Las Vegas Monorail carried nearly
5 Million Riders

That's the entire population of San Francisco.

We use a lot of
Tires

Each train has 48 tires total and our entire fleet uses 432 tires at any given time. The Las Vegas Monorail system went through 279 tires in 2015.

32 guide tires (sideways on the beam) per train. 288 total in the fleet.

8 load wheels (on top of the beam) per train. 72 total in the fleet.

4 steering tires (sideways on the beam) per train. 36 total in the fleet.

4 lateral tires (sideways on the beam) per train. 36 total in the fleet.