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Seattle monorail back in service

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SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle monorail is rolling again.

Service resumed today (at ten) for regular service. That's nine in the morning to nine at night daily.

The monorail has been shut down since November 26th when the monorail's two trains sideswiped each other on a curve.

Repairs cost more than three (m) million dollars for the trains that were built for the 1962 world's fair. New doors were made by the set creators for the Seattle Opera.

The city says insurance will pay for most of the bill.

The one-mile line between the Seattle Center and the downtown Westlake Center is a big tourist attraction. It has carried about two (m) million passengers a year.

The big improvement during the repair was an automated stopping system to prevent collisions.

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