MIA Mover At Airport Remains Shut Down

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  1. sobore
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    The MIA Mover at Miami International Airport remains shut down after a derailment on Sunday.
    Twelve passengers were on board at the time. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue says two people suffered minor injuries.

    The closure of the train forced hundreds of passengers on to shuttle buses for transport between the airport terminal and the adjacent rental car center on LeJeune Road.
    “I have been told, that there was a guide wheel that came off and that’s the reason that the train tilted to one side,” said MIA Spokesman Marc Henderson.

    “We are running out of time,” said Ricardo Acuna as he boarded a shuttle bus for the terminal. “We really were not prepared for this delay.”

    Crews worked into the night to try to get the train back on track, but in the end, they decided to separate the cars and move one to the ground for closer inspection.
    “Obviously there’s going to be a more extensive investigation to see exactly the reasons and the causes why,” Henderson said Sunday night.

    The MIA Mover can usually transport about 3,000 people per hour and roughly 2,500 passengers with luggage.

    Read More: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/05/14/mia-mover-at-airport-remains-shut-down/
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    What a mess! At least with the busses the walking to gates is reduced by a kilometer or so:oops:
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