Last updated: 02:41 PM ET, Wed May 25 2016

Passengers Stuck for 2 Hours on Denver Airport Train

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | May 25, 2016

Passengers Stuck for 2 Hours on Denver Airport Train

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On Tuesday, 81 commuter rail passengers became stranded for two hours on a bridge 50 feet above Pena Boulevard after leaving the Denver International Airport when the train line suffered a power failure.

According to, the A Line train service has failed three times since Saturday, and there is no timetable for the line to reopen following the incident. The train was heading to Union Station from the Denver Airport when Tuesday’s incident occurred.

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The passengers on the train waited inside for two hours until safety crews removed them, then they walked down the tracks to safety. The customers had left the airport only minutes before — only five miles away from the facility — and were met by buses that took them to their destination.

In addition to stranding the passengers onboard the train, customers at Union Station waiting for the train to the Denver Airport were also forced to wait before ultimately being told to find alternative forms of transportation.

Most of the people who use the A Line told that they will continue to use the train, but hope officials diagnose the problem and fix it before a similar incident takes place once again.


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