Seattle, Washington: World's Fair Monorail

1962's sleek transport of the future still schleps tourists around town on its elevated rail.
5th Ave., Seattle, WA
Runs on 5th Ave. for about a mile between the Space Needle and the Westlake Center Mall.
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World's Fair Monorail

Great way to get around!

[Big Ryan, 10/14/2011]

Aside from the being the fastest full-sized monorail in the US (50 mph), the Seattle Center Monorail is privately owned and turns a profit, a feat almost unheard of in the government subsidized circle of America's public transit systems. The track is about a mile in length.

Monorail Crashes Again

Seattle's mile-long monorail, a legacy of it's "Man in the Space Age" 1962 World's Fair, is out of service at least until the end of 2005. Its two trains sideswiped each other on November 26, sending glass and at least one door flying to the street below.... [11/29/2005] Complete News Story

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