WingnutMN From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2579 times:
I think that the main problem with that tram was it was an indoor tram (Like DTW) that they tried to turn into an outdoor tram like TPA or MCO ( I can't remember which one has the tram). I think that it was the same company that designed both trams for MSP and DTW. I am going to be flying into MSP tomorrow and hopefully will get to try it out. My luck, it will be broken already.
I would get in on that pool. $20 says its broke by the end of next week for at least a full day!
Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing! It's a bonus if you can fly the plane again!!
NWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2560 times:
IAH is another airport with a tram.
PIT has one as well.
CVG's got one.
HNL too, if you count their "Wiki Wiki" shuttle, which isn't quite a tram but not quite a bus.
STL counts, as you can ride free on Metrolink between the WN concourse (East Terminal) and the main terminal.
There are probably more, but that's all I can come up with right now.
As for the pool... I'm taking May 16th as the malfunction date .
Pilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2411 times:
The underground tram has gotten stuck with passengers/employees inside before. Hopefully the same wont happen to this tram. According to the Poma-Otis website (www.poma-otis.com) other trams like the one at MSP have been installed at Cincinnati, Detroit, Tokyo and Zürich. The DTW system was customized and does look a whole lot cooler, IMO.