Las Vegas Monorail Will Do The Driving on New Year’s Eve When The Strip is Closed to Vehicles

December 21, 2010 by  

While our city hosts the best party in America this New Year’s Eve, the Las Vegas Monorail will continue to move thousands of people from one end of the Strip to the other, even when Las Vegas Blvd. is closed to vehicles and buses. For only $1 per ride, Nevada residents can navigate the New Year’s Eve festivities on the Strip without worrying about getting stuck when the street is closed to traffic at approximately 5 p.m.

“In 15 minutes or less, locals can reach their New Year’s Eve destinations in a safe, clean and hassle-free environment,” said Ingrid Reisman, vice president of corporate communications for the Las Vegas Monorail Company. “For only $1 per ride, locals can leave the driving to Monorail and spend less time traveling and more time celebrating the kind of party only Vegas knows how to throw.”

To receive the local fare, Nevada residents must present valid Nevada picture ID at the Las Vegas Monorail Customer Service Booths located at the MGM Grand and Sahara Monorail Stations. The MGM Grand Customer Service Booth will be open on New Year’s Eve from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Sahara Customer Service Booth will be open on New Year’s Eve from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Locals can purchase up to four single-ride tickets (two round trips) per valid Nevada ID on New Year’s Eve. Booths will be closed on New Year’s Day.

As the rooftop fireworks displays are commencing the start of a new year, the Las Vegas Monorail will continue to offer reliable, non-stop service until 3 a.m., with trains arriving at each station every few minutes.

About The Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail is an easy and convenient connection to the Las Vegas Strip, linking riders to the city’s world-class restaurants, shows, shops, clubs, hotels and casinos. Monorail riders can travel the famous Las Vegas Strip in 15 minutes or less in a safe, comfortable and clean environment – without the hassles of traffic or wasted time. Currently, the privately-funded Monorail system has seven stations: MGM Grand; Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/Imperial Palace; Las Vegas Convention Center; Las Vegas Hilton; and the Sahara. As one of the nation’s most environmentally-friendly public transportation systems, the Monorail’s electric trains are zero emission vehicles and meet more than 99 percent of their stops on time. For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail or where to purchase tickets, call 866-4-MONORAIL (866-466-6672); visit; or pick up a Monorail Magazine, available at all Monorail stations and station hotels.

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