The Mark VI Monorail is the current monorail train model used on the Walt Disney World Monorail System. It was brought into service in 1989, entirely replacing the previous Mark IV fleet in 1991. The trains were built by Bombardier Transportation of Canada. The Mark VI Monorail is also used on the Las Vegas Monorail, known by the abbreviated name M-VI (since retroactively renamed the INNOVIA Monorail 200). Before that line was extended, it was known as the MGM Grand-Bally's Monorail, which used two former Walt Disney World Mark IV trains.
The Mark VI monorail fleet is made up of 12 trains, each one named for the color of the stripe that runs along its side. The twelve trains are:
Peach and Teal were made from old parts of retired trains. Peach is the newest edition of the fleet it started in the fall of 2011.(October)
The following two trains were retired following a fatal accident on July 5, 2009:
Around 2:00 AM on July 5, 2009, Monorail Purple and Monorail Pink collided inside the Transportation and Ticket Center, killing the pilot of Monorail Purple, 21-year-old Austin Wuennenberg. It was the first fatal accident on the Walt Disney World Monorail System in its 38-year history. The system reopened on July 6. It was the first ever accident that someone was killed in. As a result, front cab riding on the WDW Monorail was suspended indefinitely.