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, closing as usual at 3 a.m. on January 2, 2016 to accommodate revelers throughout the night.
Last year, an estimated 340,000 people gathered along the Las Vegas Strip, which is traditionally shut 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.
In addition, 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 local ID to receive the discount.
“Riders have told us they want the Monorail to stay open. In years past, we’ve made sure we accommodated the vast majority of the crowds before our 3 a.m. closing on January 1, but there is still demand,” explains Ingrid Reisman, vice president and chief marketing officer, Las Vegas Monorail. “Staying open makes it easy, convenient and most of all, 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
- Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas
- 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.
SLS Las Vegas, the northernmost stop of the Monorail, has free parking during New Year’s Eve. Locals and visitors alike can start their celebration at one of SLS’ many dining or entertainment venues and use the Monorail to travel the busy Las Vegas Strip.
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.