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 90 millionth rider in 2021.

The Las Vegas Monorail has carried over
90 million
riders since opening.

Massive Transit

Las Vegas is host to countless trade shows, conventions, and public events that draw in millions of visitors per year. During an average 4-day citywide convention, Las Vegas Monorail carries 140,000 passengers.

HERE’S THE EQUIVALENT
TRAFFIC ON OUR ROADWAYS:
We boast a
99%
In Service Rate

140,000 Passengers

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70,000 Car Trips

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2,546 Bus Trips

IN JUST
4 DAYS!

Trains, Trains, Trains!

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

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= 9 Trains

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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 has been responsible for eliminating nearly 37 million vehicle miles on our roadways.

 

29000000 miles equivalent to 77 round trips to the moon infographic

 

 

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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 552 tons of CO, VOC and NOx from being emitted as a result of its operation.

3 That’s Almost the Weight of
747 Passenger Jets

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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 nearly 29 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 2019 alone Las Vegas Monorail carried over
4.6 Million Riders

That's the entire population of Barcelona, Spain.

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 363 tires in 2017.

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.