Wednesday, May 11, 2011

History of the Seattle Monorail

Today from the archive we share the story of the day the Monorail opened to the general public, March 24, 1962.
The Monorail, a 1.2-mile track that goes from the Seattle Center to the Westlake Center, was built for the 1962 World’s Fair, which ran from April 21 to Oct. 21 of that year.
The four-section two-car trains were designed and assembled in West Germany, but are “70 percent American,” Alweg Rapid Transit System Managing Director Sixten Holmquist told the P-I in 1962. Continued

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