Denver International Airport Train Malfunctions; Passages Onboard Experience Unexpected Jolts
On Saturday a concourse train at Denver International Airport (DIA) malfunctioned and injured several passengers onboard. Four people were taken to a hospital but no received any fatal injuries. The train which malfunctioned at a bend had approximately forty five passengers onboard when the accident took place at around 2 a. m.
Heath Montgomery, Denver International Airport's spokesman said, "There was a sensor malfunction that actually inadvertently accelerated the train. Then as it passed a second sensor, that sensor caught the error, decelerated the train and that's what passengers experienced - that jolt between the sudden acceleration and deceleration."
According to Montgomery, twenty seven passengers were checked by medics and refused to take treatment. Other passengers were not injured.
The passengers experienced unexpected jolts as the train abruptly accelerated and later decelerated while it approached the main terminal. DIA said they were in close communication with Bombardier, which has about thirty train systems globally. It's the company that maintains and operates the train system at the airport which is expecting approximately 1.1 million passengers in the spring break, this week.
Maryanne Roberts from Bombardier USA said the company's team of specialists is investigating the incident.
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