The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

28 May 2005

Derailed

Well, this is depressing: the monorail at State Fair Park is being dismantled.

Apparently maintenance costs are soaring, ridership has been decreasing, and the train will just get in the way of the scheduled renovations of the park. The train itself is supposed to be auctioned off next week.

Then again, Matt Deatherage noted last year:

They told us last year was the Monorail's last year, that the track was going to be taken down, but it was there again this year. I felt betrayed.

The monorail was built in 1964 for the city's 75th anniversary, more or less simultaneously with the development of Fourteen Flags Plaza.

Posted at 12:12 PM to City Scene


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» So long, monotonorail from Sean Gleeson
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