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MSP Tram Up After Almost Two Years In Delays  
User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

It's about time. The C Concourse tram opened this morning, a month shy of being two years late. Any MSP employees been on it yet?

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User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2224 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 2720 times:
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Where does it go? Is it an actual tracked tran like the new Detriot "People Mover"?


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User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 2713 times:

M404,

It's an outside tram that makes three stops along the long Concourse C. Not nearly as slick or even close to what DTW has.



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User currently offlineJrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months ago) and read 2681 times:

About freakin time!!!! That walk down C to the A and B concourses takes forever!

User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

Well, it's open... for now. How long will it be before there's some type of major malfunction that closes it for another 30 days? Odds are... not too long.

Anyone want to set up a "malfunction pool"?


Regards,

N-Dub



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User currently offlineWingnutMN From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2556 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!

WingnutMN



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User currently offlineIowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

Wingnut,
Both Orlando and Tampa have trams. Tampa has that those 6 (7?) outlying satelites that it uses and Orlando has the currently 3 terminals that it uses. All are connected with trams.

In addition, let's see what US airports have trams or trains:

JFK
EWR
MCO
TPA
MIA (if you count the one in concourse E)
ATL
DFW
ORD
DTW
MSP
DEN
LAS
SFO (if you count BART and the train to the rental car agency...is that open? I assume that it is)
SEA

Can anyone think of any others?


User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2537 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  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.


Regards,

N-Dub

[Edited 2004-05-06 03:43:15]


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User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1059 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

Finally open huh? It's about time. I was thru MSP back in December and January and they had it running back and forth. Nobody on it. Doors still blocked up. At least it is finally running.

Dinker



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12220 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2424 times:
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At last, it's running. Sure felt nice to be able to ride from the A/B rotunda down to the Northstar crossing in just a few minutes, rather than walk a mile.


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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2388 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.

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