Coordinates: 36°07′22″N 115°10′23″W / 36.12277°N 115.17297°W / 36.12277; -115.17297

Mirage-Treasure Island Hotel & Casino Tram
Mirage-treasure island tram en route.jpg
Overview
LocaleLas Vegas Strip, Paradise, NV, USA
Transit typeAutomated guideway transit/People mover
Number of lines1
Number of stations2
Operation
Began operation1993[1]
Number of vehicles1
Train length2
Technical
System length305 m (1,000.7 ft)[1]
Track gaugeguideway
Average speed8m/s[1]
System map
The Mirage-Treasure Island Tram
Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
The Mirage

The Mirage-Treasure Island Tram is a 1,000-foot-long (300 m) people mover connecting the adjacent Las Vegas Strip casinos The Mirage and Treasure Island.[2] The tram takes about 90 seconds to go from one end to the other, and is free to ride.[3]

The tram opened in 1993 along with the opening of the Treasure Island casino.[4] At the time both Treasure Island and The Mirage were owned by Mirage Resorts.

Route

Caesars Palace would not permit the tram to cross its property.[5] The tram runs from the front of the Mirage to the rear of Treasure Island.[6]

Technical

The tram consists of a single elevated track, with a single 2-car train running back and forth between the two stations. It uses rubber tyres and is cable hauled.[7] It operates as a fully automated guideway system.[8] The train has a total capacity of 120 passengers. One-way capacity is 1,800 passengers/hour.

The tram was built by VSL and Lift Engineering of Carson City.[1] In 2020 it was extensively overhauled by Jakes associates.[9]

See also

Transit

Resort trams

References

  1. ^ a b c d https://mountainscholar.org/bitstream/handle/11124/70512/neumann.pdf?sequence=1[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "Treasure Island TI Hotel Casino and Resort". The Telegraph. 30 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Guest Services". Treasure Island. Retrieved 2021-12-24. A free light rail tramway ride (about 90 seconds each way) to and from The Mirage Hotel & Casino operates approximately every 5 minutes.
  4. ^ Akers, Mick (2019-04-19). "Tram between TI and Mirage on Las Vegas Strip back in operation". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2021-12-24.
  5. ^ Rothman, Hal (2015). Neon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the Twenty-First Century. p. 256. ISBN 9780415926126.
  6. ^ Hawks, John (2009). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Las Vegas. p. 24. ISBN 9781592578047.
  7. ^ Bolnet, Lionel (2019). Las Vegas: Histoire & architecture. p. 287. ISBN 9781716404405.
  8. ^ Liu, Rongfang (2016). Automated Transit: Planning, Operation and Applications. p. 107. ISBN 9781118891001.
  9. ^ David Mori, J.; Castaneda, Steven M. (June 25, 2020). "Mirage-TI Tram End of Life Overhaul". Automated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems 2020. pp. 1–12. doi:10.1061/9780784483077.001. ISBN 9780784483077. S2CID 225658361 – via ASCE.