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July 30, 2014

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Company gets extension to operate monorail

Bombardier Transportation, which operates and maintains the Las Vegas Monorail, said today it received a five-year extension of that contract from the Las Vegas Monorail Co.

The company, based in Berlin, said the deal is valued at about $58 million.

Bombardier has operated the system since it opened in 2004. The monorail, with a fleet of nine four-car trains, has seven stations on the four-mile route between the MGM Grand and Sahara hotel-casinos.

"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,” Michael Shaman, vice president of operations and maintenance at Bombardier Transportation’s Systems Division, said in a statement.

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