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Could The Monorail Open This Week?

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 23rd December 2004 10:35am
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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The glitch-plagued Las Vegas Monorail, shut down since September, could reopen this week just in time for the city's biggest surge in tourism, a spokesman for the $650 million system said on Wednesday.

The 3.9-mile monorail opened in July but was shut down on Sept. 8 after two incidents in which pieces fell off and it was deemed unsafe.

Experts with Bombardier Inc., the Canadian company that built the trains, determined that the drive shafts were improperly aligned.

Monorail spokesman Todd Walker said on Wednesday that weeks of testing of the system had proved successful and a final report would be with Clark County officials by Thursday morning.

That means the trains could be operating again by Christmas Eve, a boost for the city just as it anticipates its biggest visitor crush of the year, an official said.



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