Seattle Monorail

Sarah is an operations supervisor and train operator for Seattle Monorail Services. © Megan Ching – Seattle Monorail Services

Radu is an operations supervisor and train operator for Seattle Monorail Services. He enjoys having the opportunity to meet people from all over the world who are visiting Seattle. © Megan Ching – Seattle Monorail Services

Jayme is the lead cashier for the Monorail; he’s worked here for over 22 years and has been on the train for over 165,000 one-way trips. © Megan Ching – Seattle Monorail Services

Radu driving the train to Westlake Center. © Megan Ching – Seattle Monorail Services

Jeremy is a train operator for Seattle Monorail Services. He enjoys getting to know passengers during the quick two minute trips between stations. © Megan Ching – Seattle Monorail Services

Operation

The Monorail is owned by the City of Seattle, but operated under a concession agreement with the City by Seattle Monorail Services with an independent leadership and staff.  The monorail is not given any operating funds from taxpayers, all operations costs, and the profits which the City receives from the trains, are generated through ticket sales.