The Seattle Center Monorail is an elevated monorail line in Seattle, Washington, that runs a little under one mile along Fifth Avenue between Seattle Center in Lower Queen Anne and Westlake Center in Downtown. Seattle Center Monorail is a fully self-sufficient public transit system with a top speed of 45 mph (72 km/h). Owned by the City of Seattle, the line has been operated by a private contractor, Seattle Monorail Services, since 1994. The monorail trains and their tracks were given historical landmark status by the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board April 16, 2003.
... in it striking the girder at the end of the track in the Seattle Center station, causing injuries to 26 passengers ... On May 31, 2004, a fire broke out on the monorail with 150 people aboard ... the crash in 1988, the space between the monorail tracks had been reduced at the southern end of the line to make room for the new Westlake Center ...
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