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Walt Disney World to Add Twelfth Monorail Train

15 August 2011 No Comment

Walt Disney World will be running twelve monorail trains again within the next few weeks, as the company has announced the addition of a new train to its existing fleet.

Prior to July 2009, the company routinely ran 12 trains, but cut the rotation to 11 when monorail pilot Austin Wuennenburg was killed when two monorail trains collided in a late night accident July 5, 2009. 

The new train will begin testing in a few weeks, and will be designated the color peach to identify it on the elevated, electric railway once it becomes fully operational.  Disney states that it combined new and recycled parts from the collided trains to build the new one. 

The added capacity will be welcome by guests of the busy resort.  Earlier this summer, Walt Disney World announced that they would cut after hours service of monorail trains to accommodate maintenance needs of the fleet.


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