|Location||Westlake Center/Seattle Center|
Seattle Center Monorail is the nation’s first full-scale commercial monorail system which provides a fun, quick and convenient link between Westlake Center in downtown Seattle and the Seattle Center.
Built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, the Monorail celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2012.
The Monorail has been a Seattle icon since the 1962 World’s Fair. Seattle Center Monorail is owned by the City of Seattle and operated by Seattle Monorail Services, a privately run business with independent leadership and staff.
Today, the trains carry approximately 2 million passengers every year. The monorail has become an important fixture in Seattle for locals, who use the trains during major festivals and sporting events.
Seattle Center Monorail departs approximately every 10 minutes from two stations: •Westlake Center Station, at 5th Avenue and Pine Street •Seattle Center Station, adjacent to the Space Needle
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Seattle Center Monorail is a favorite part of the Seattle skyline and the Seattle Center, home to the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Experience Music Project, KeyArena, The Children’s Museum and a host of theatrical and cultural experiences.