LAS VEGAS MONORAIL TO STAY OPEN 43 HOURS STRAIGHT FOR NEW YEAR’S REVELERS, OFFERS LYFT CREDIT FOR VISITORS, $1 FARES FOR LOCALS
Each year, the Monorail is the only motorized form of transportation available along the Las Vegas Strip for the New Year’s Eve holiday. High-res photos available here.
LAS VEGAS (December 2017) – The Las Vegas Monorail will remain open and running around the clock from 7 a.m. New Year’s Eve, continuously through New Year’s Day and until 2 a.m. on January 2, 2018, for a total of 43 straight hours. Last year, more than 300,000 people gathered along the Las Vegas Strip, which shuts down to automobile traffic from approximately 5:45 p.m. New Year’s Eve night until 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day. With streets closed off, the Monorail is the only motorized form of transportation available along the Strip on New Year’s Eve.
The Monorail offers several incentives this New Year’s Eve for revelers seeking to use the system to traverse the Strip:
- Anyone who purchases an unlimited-ride pass on the Monorail can receive $5 in Lyft credit, enabling them to extend their journey beyond the 3.9-mile route. This offer is perfect for visitors who want to enjoy the Strip on New Year’s Eve, but are staying in Downtown Las Vegas of anywhere else off-Strip.
- In conjunction with the newly launched Anti-DUI Coalition, new and existing Lyft users can also use this link to receive $5 off two Lyft rides on New Year’s Eve between Dec 31, 2017 7:00AM and Jan 1, 2018 12:01PM while supplies last.
- Finally, locals can purchase $1 one-way local tickets on New Year’s Eve from any Monorail ticket office, which will stay open until 11 p.m. that night. Locals must present a Nevada ID to receive the discount.
“We’re happy to extend our hours so New Year’s revelers can celebrate worry-free throughout the night on the Las Vegas Strip,” said Ingrid Reisman, vice president and chief marketing officer, Las Vegas Monorail. “Together with Lyft and the other Anti-DUI Coalition partners, our goal is to make it easy, convenient and safe for those who want be out and about that night without having to worry about drinking and driving.”
The Monorail has five stations along the Las Vegas Strip: MGM Grand; Horseshoe/Paris Station; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/The LINQ and SLS Las Vegas. Two more stations are located at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Westgate Resort & Casino.
About the Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail provides a quick and convenient connection along the Las Vegas Strip, linking riders to world-class restaurants, shows, shops, day/nightclubs, spas, hotels and casinos. In minutes, Monorail riders can travel the famous Las Vegas Strip in a safe, comfortable and clean environment – without the hassles of traffic or wasted time. Currently, the privately funded Monorail system includes seven stations: MGM Grand; Horseshoe/Paris Station; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/The LINQ; Las Vegas Convention Center; Westgate Resort & Casino and SLS Las Vegas. Las Vegas’ “green” public transportation choice, the Monorail’s electric trains are zero-emission vehicles. Hours of operation are Mondays, 7 a.m. to midnight; Tuesday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. 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.
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