Monorail@Las Vegas: Two weeks ago, I rode a Monorail in Las Vegas for the first time. They say it's the first monorail in the world to open as a public transportation but started and owned by a private company. It opened in 1995 as a joint venture of MGF and Bally's and expanded to 6 KM in 2004. It runs little East side of Las Vegas Blvd. (the main strip) from Sahara Hotel Casino in the North to MGM Hotel Casino in the south for 7 stations.
モノレイル乗り口はガラスドアでガードされています。電車が見えますか？ The train entrance doors at a station are protected by glass doors. Can you see the train?
左側ー黒地にピンク模様の電車。右側上ー赤い電車。 Left:A Black train with pink design. Right Above: A Red train.
They used to sell 10-Ride Pass (good for 1 year) at $35 until 10/9/2008. Effective October 10, 2008, the LV Monorail is no longer offering 10-ride tickets. 10-ride tickets previously purhased will be honored. A friend gave me two 10-Ride passes with usage of 8 rides each. They were good until 2/28/09. I used one of the passes this time. There are some discounted monorail passes available through convention organizers.
Monorail trains came every 5 minutes or so. It was comfortable, but $5 per single ride is little expensive. Local residents pay $1 per single ride. That's a good price, though.....
Update / 追記:LAX 3/7/09 7:56 AM (Japan 3/8/09 0.56AM.) 「世界で最初に公共交通機関として開通したモノレール」でななく、正しくは、「世界で初めて個人企業の出資と経営で公共交通として開通したモノレイル」でした。失礼しました。ご指摘のコメントありがとうございました。東京モノレイルは1964年に公共交通機関として開通しました。
It was not "the first monorail in the world to open as a public transportation" but rather "the first monorail in the world to open as a public transportation but started and owned by a private company." Sorry about that and thanks for your comments. Tokyo Monorail opened in 1964 as a public transporation.
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