Bombardier Operates Eco-friendly Transportation Alternative along the World Famous Las Vegas Strip
Bombardier Transportation has received the first 5-year option order from the Las Vegas Monorail Company (LVMC) to operate and maintain the Monorail system in Las Vegas, Nevada. The order is valued at approximately 44 million euros ($58 million US).
Bombardier, the supplier of the fully automated system, has operated and maintained the Las Vegas Monorail since it opened to passenger service in 2004. The fleet of nine 4-car trains links seven stations along 6.4 kilometres (4 miles) of dual-lane elevated guideway and services the east side of the Las Vegas strip, including the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Michael Shaman, Vice President, Operations and Maintenance, Bombardier Transportation’s Systems Division, commented: “Essential to reducing traffic congestion and carbon emissions, this driverless transit system has carried more than 33 million passengers, and in 2008 operated at an on-time average performance of over 99 percent.”
With over 35 years of operations and maintenance (O&M) experience, Bombardier provides a comprehensive range of O&M services for fully automated systems in cities around the world. These include Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, Newark, New Jersey, New York, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Tampa, and Seattle, USA; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Beijing, China; Frankfurt, London, Madrid, and Rome, Europe; and coming soon to Yongin, Korea.
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Photo: The Monorail system in Las Vegas
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin, Germany with a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. The Group offers the broadest product portfolio and is recognized as the leader in the global rail sector.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2008, were $17.5 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
About the Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail is a quick and convenient connection to the Las Vegas Strip. In just 15 minutes, Monorail riders can travel the legendary Las Vegas Strip in a safe, clean and climate-controlled environment. 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 Las Vegas’s “green” transportation system, the Monorail’s electric, zero-emission trains deliver customers to their destinations quickly and comfortably.
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