Miami Airport Skytrain Closed After Derailment
The Skytrain at Miami International Airport’s Concourse D was shut down after a derailment early Tuesday. Concourse D is used primarily by American Airlines.
Two cars derailed on one of the busiest days of the holiday travel season, and travelers were left with one option to get to their gates, namely by walking, although with 60 gates, it can take over 20 minutes.
The Skytrain opened to the public in September 2010 and goes from one end of concourse D to the other, with stops at gates D17, D24, D29, and D46.
“One car went onto the roof of Concourse D, and the other car is off the rail,“ the airport said in a statement.
While the cars involved in the accident were removed by the end of the day, the Skytrain service had not restarted as officials had to complete an inspection of the tracks.
The accident took place during a maintenance run. While no passengers were on the train, an employee with the company that maintains the Skytrain system, Crystal Mover Services, was on board and was taken to hospital following the accident. He was later released.
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