Thursday, September 02, 2004

Monorail News, 2 Sep 2004

Las Vegas monorail shuts down in midst of trade show hubbub (Las Vegas Review-Journal) - The Las Vegas Monorail took a pratfall on its biggest stage to date Wednesday when a tire fell from one of its trains, leading to a systemwide shutdown during one of the valley's largest annual conventions. Monorail officials were waiting until today to decide when to reopen the 4.4-mile system, after getting a second opinion on why a 20-inch, 60-pound rubber tire broke off a train around 8 a.m.

Vegas Monorail shut down after wheel falls off (CNN) - The $650 million Las Vegas Monorail was shut down Wednesday after a mechanical problem caused a wheel to come off one of the cars, a company spokesman said.


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