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UPDATE: Monorail at State Fair Still Closed

 
UPDATE: Monorail at State Fair Still Closed
Posted Thursday, July 18th 2013 @ 12pm  by KFBK News

UPDATE: 5:10 p.m., Thursday

The monorail at the California State Fair remains shut down tonight.

Cal/OSHA Amusement Ride Division inspected the tram this morning. State Fair officials say the expect the monorail to resume riding sometime today, but so far, it hasn't happened.

The monorail came to an unexplained stop yesterday afternoon, trapping 38 passengers on board. The Sac Fire Department used a hook and ladder to bring them down. No one was injured. The monorail is one of the most popular attractions at the State Fair at Cal Expo.

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UPDATE: on the monorail incident at the California State Fair.

The Cal/OSHA Amusement Ride Division conducted a preliminary review of the train car involved in yesterday's disruption in service on the popular California State Fair Monorail.

State Fair officials are hoping to resume operations of the monorail system later this afternoon.

The monorail came to a stop about 2 p.m. at Cal Expo, stranding about 38 passengers who had to be lifted off the ride by Sac Metro Fire using a hook and ladder. No one was injured.  

Cal/OSHA's official report will not be available until inspectors complete their work.

The State Fair runs through July 28th.

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