Monorail Opens in Las Vegas After Months of Delays and Glitches

3:47 PM, Jul 15, 2004   |    comments
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Visitors to Las Vegas have a new way of getting around.

After months of delays, the city launched its 650 million dollar monorail today. The Z-shaped track shuttles gamblers to casinos on the Strip and is expected to help ease traffic along the stretch of glittering resorts.

A Florida man in town for a fishing convention says "it wasn't bad." Blair Wiggins says he'd take it any day over a cab.

Tourism officials are betting as many as 20 million visitors a year will use the monorail. It costs three-dollars one-way, and five and a-half dollars for a round trip ticket.

The monorail was supposed to start running in January but a series of problems derailed the project's timeline.

An extension to downtown Las Vegas and a connection to the airport are being considered.

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