Passengers escorted off disabled Sky Train at Phoenix airport

Authorities say an aerial train at the main airport in Phoenix was disabled due to a power outage, resulting in firefighters escorting dozens of passengers along a walkway to a nearby station.

PHOENIX (AP) -- An aerial train at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is running again after being disabled for about three hours due to a power outage.
 
That resulted in firefighters escorting dozens of Sky Train passengers along a walkway to a nearby station Friday morning.
 
Airport spokeswoman Heather Lissner says the outage occurred about 9:40 a.m. when construction workers in a terminal inadvertently cut cables serving the train system's controls.
 
She says the train's two cars were safely evacuated after a wait of about 20 minutes, with passengers being escorted along a walkway along the train system's aerial guideway.
 
Lissner says buses were used to take passengers between two airport terminals and stations at a parking garage and a connection to the Phoenxi metro area's light rail system.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press modified.


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