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CenTran Monorail

Quick Facts


             What is the CenTran Monorail?


The CenTran Monorail will be a state-of-the-art, automated, driverless rail system that runs above the streets along the west-side of Seattle, between Ballard, Interbay, Lower Queen Anne, Seattle Center, Western Avenue, Pike Place Market, the Central Waterfront, the Ferry Terminal, the sports stadiums, and West Seattle.  It will open in 2016 and will become a popular way for commuters, tourists, and local people to quickly travel this transportation corridor in air-conditioned comfort (in hot or cold weather), and without traffic worries.

Where it will run:

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Who runs it:

The Century Transportation Authority will own the CenTran Monorail.  A system supplier such as Bombardier Transportation, Inc. may be contracted to operate and maintain the system.

How much will it cost to ride:

For passengers’ convenience there will be several ticketing options to meet their needs. You can see a full list of ticket types in the future on our Ticket Info page.

Where to purchase tickets:

Online in advance; at automated, touch-screen ticket vending machines (TVMs); and at TVMs at various locations within the station properties.

Why it's so unique:

· It will be a driverless public monorail system.

· It will feature one of the most entertaining, immersive advertising environments of any public transportation system, elevating marketing to entertainment.

· It will have one of the smallest footprints of any elevated transit system.


Vital stats:

· The Monorail travels the ____-mile, ____-station route in ____ minutes or less.

· It reaches speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.

· It is capable of moving ______ passengers per hour in each direction.

· It operates 365 days a year,19 hours a day during the week and 20 hours a day Friday through Sunday.

· Each train seats _____ passengers and offers standing room capacity for over ___ persons.

· By 2017 the CenTran Monorail will have aided in the annual removal of an estimated ___ million vehicle miles from Seattle’s  major roadways, reducing emissions by more than __ tons of carbon monoxide (CO), volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) over the course of the year. 



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