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Old Posted Jul 18, 2008, 9:02 PM
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What are the stops on the City Center monorail gonna be? Will it be connected to any other monorails?
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2008, 9:44 PM
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Lake Las Vegas filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2008, 10:08 PM
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This is that building that I keep forgetting what it is. Anyway, looks like they're well above the garage part.
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2008, 10:14 PM
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What are the stops on the City Center monorail gonna be? Will it be connected to any other monorails?
Looks like it will stop by the Monte Carlo pool and CityCenter theater on the south end, and by the Vdara and Bellagio Spa Tower on the north end. No connections to any other rail system.
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2008, 11:49 PM
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Looks like MGM Mirage may also be downgraded.

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Old Posted Jul 19, 2008, 4:42 PM
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Looks like it will stop by the Monte Carlo pool and CityCenter theater on the south end, and by the Vdara and Bellagio Spa Tower on the north end. No connections to any other rail system.
They have possible long-term plans of making the Automated People Mover continue south towards Excaliber, Luxor, and Mandalay Bay from what I've heard. It is very expensive, considering it is mag-lev technology (according to what I've been told at sales pavillion).

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Old Posted Jul 19, 2008, 5:49 PM
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I highly doubt that the CityCenter train is a mag-lev. There is no reason to make a slow moving train magnetically levitated, since the friction forces are small anyway.
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Old Posted Jul 19, 2008, 6:33 PM
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I highly doubt that the CityCenter train is a mag-lev. There is no reason to make a slow moving train magnetically levitated, since the friction forces are small anyway.
This is a great point and I have made a couple high-level calls this morning to clarify. I have done approx. 50 tours at CityCenter with clients and have many times been told it is Mag-Lav. They always pointed out how its cost was over $100 million for just three stops.

I'll try to update the forum when (and if) I get a clear answer.

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Old Posted Jul 19, 2008, 8:01 PM
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just three stops.
Do those three stops include the ends, or are there threes stops in between?
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Old Posted Jul 19, 2008, 8:28 PM
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Do those three stops include the ends, or are there threes stops in between?
Three stops altogether. Near Vdara (Bellagio), The Crystals, and Monte Carlo.
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Old Posted Jul 19, 2008, 11:28 PM
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They have possible long-term plans of making the Automated People Mover continue south towards Excaliber, Luxor, and Mandalay Bay from what I've heard. It is very expensive, considering it is mag-lev technology (according to what I've been told at sales pavillion).
i have always thought the city center people mover was completely pointless, they should have just connected up the existing two trams systems Mandalay Bay to TI (i am sure harrahs would have been ok if a stop at caesars was added). now will we have 3 different rail systems on the same side of the strip all within 2.5 miles or thereabouts; seems pretty daft to me
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South Point

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Terminal 3

despite the many deaths, Perini Building Co. was still chosen to build terminal 3 at McCarran.

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Old Posted Jul 20, 2008, 6:32 PM
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Well, I guess I stand corrected on the CityCenter maglev; it sounds like Aaron really did his homework, so I'll trust him, given that they said the price and that would be about what it would cost. I guess it makes sense from the point of view of a maglev company, having a high-visibility location to demonstrate a technology, perhaps to win the bid in building the proposed Las Vegas--LA train. And from CityCenter's view, it would draw the curious, and it presents a futuristic, environmentally friendly image.
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2008, 7:29 AM
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Well, I guess I stand corrected on the CityCenter maglev; it sounds like Aaron really did his homework, so I'll trust him, given that they said the price and that would be about what it would cost. I guess it makes sense from the point of view of a maglev company, having a high-visibility location to demonstrate a technology, perhaps to win the bid in building the proposed Las Vegas--LA train. And from CityCenter's view, it would draw the curious, and it presents a futuristic, environmentally friendly image.
hotdog, did you find out that it WAS mag-lev? I still have not received a phone call back in regards to my request. I've always been told it was, now I'm uncertain.
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2008, 7:49 AM
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As far as Mag-Lev is concerned, the finished City Center would be the perfect place to showcase such a technology. However, because the proposed project is a run to Anaheim from Las Vegas, you really want to test that out on track of considerable length and at high speeds to work out the kinks. Running to the Monte Carlo is of no consequence.
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2008, 7:51 AM
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Unless Mag-Lev is a cost effective short-run vehicle
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2008, 8:22 AM
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No, Aaron, I did not find out one way or the other about the maglev; I was just trusting your claim.
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2008, 5:09 PM
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No, Aaron, I did not find out one way or the other about the maglev; I was just trusting your claim.
As I stated afterwards, I do not know that that monorail is mag-lev anymore. Once you raised the question, I put in calls and emails to high-level sources at CityCenter. They did respond this morning (7-21-08) and said they would research. I also let them know that on-site sales executives have many times used that term.

At this point, I do NOT know whether or not the CityCenter monorial is mag-lev.

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