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Travelers say there are two ways to get into the New Vegas Strip: through Freeside or via the monorail to Camp McCarran. Only military personnel and NCR VIPs are allowed to use the monorail.Loading screen

The monorail is a vehicle in Fallout: New Vegas.

Characteristics

The monorail is a mode of transportation used by the New California Republic in a variety of ways, including bolstering their presence on the Strip, sending troopers via the rail line in shifts.[1] The train allows the NCR to occupy two positions at a time, and serves as a supply line that's immune to raiders and other hindrances on the ground.[1] The transport is used primarily for supplies and deployment, but when NCR soldiers are granted leave, they use the monorail to visit the Strip.[2] Changing of the guard takes place at 9:00 and 18:00.[3]

The monorail can be utilized by the player character to traverse to and from the Strip's Las Vegas Boulevard Station and Camp McCarran. Traveling on the monorail does not take in-game time and is not seen. To be allowed to enter the monorail, the player character must have a "Liked" reputation with the New California Republic or must wear NCR faction armor. It's also possible to enter with Craig Boone as a companion.

When on the quest I Put a Spell on You, where the Courier plants or disarms a bomb inside the monorail, the train car can be entered. It is not possible to walk along the top of the track. If siding with the Legion, one can find monorail sabotage plans in a terminal building garbage can. The plans include schematics and recipes for explosives and blueprints for a monorail car with several points of vulnerability marked.[4]

Notes

  • During the mission I Put a Spell on You a pre-recorded announcement can be heard reminding passengers to keep children restrained when the monorail is in motion.
  • When in the New Vegas side of the monorail station, the sky cannot be seen behind the monorail.
  • During the Second Battle of Hoover Dam, the broadcaster of the NCR Emergency Radio will state that the monorail exploded, and despite not receiving any reports of fighting, the monorail is gone.[5]
  • Mr. House may comment that he intends to do something about the monorail, due to the influx of new resources. He mentions that the imprecision of its schedule always bothered him.[6]
  • Drunk NCR troopers on the Strip will demand to know why the monorail is called a monorail, claiming it should be called a train.[7]

Appearances

The monorail appears in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

The monorail is based on the real-life Las Vegas Monorail, 3.9-mile monorail system running along the Las Vegas Strip from the Sahara to the MGM Grand. Unlike the in-game equivalent, the real world monorail does not reach McCarran International Airport.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Curtis: "If you haven't noticed, the NCR bolsters its presence on the Strip from here. Sends troopers on the monorail in shifts. The monorail lets them occupy two positions for the price of one. It's a supply line that's immune to raiders and other hindrances on the ground."
    (Curtis' dialogue)
  2. Craig Boone: "They've got an old monorail that still runs between them. Used mostly for supplies and deployment. But if you get leave you're allowed to go gamble."
    (Boone's dialogue)
  3. Curtis: "They change the guard there at 0900 and 1800 hours. There'll be a small window where there's no one guarding the train."
    (Curtis' dialogue)
  4. Monorail sabotage plans
  5. NCR Emergency Radio: "The monorail at Camp McCarran just exploded. I'm not getting any reports of any fighting, but the monorail is gone for sure."
  6. Mr. House: "I really should do something about that monorail - with all the new resources at hand... I can make sure it not only runs, but runs on time. Always bothered me, the imprecision."
    (Mr. House's dialogue)
  7. NCR trooper: "{Drunk, stumbling home}Why do they call it a monorail... it's a train. A *train.*"
    (NCR trooper's dialogue)
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