100 Passengers Rescued from Dallas Zoo Monorail 2/24/13
February 24, 2013
DALLAS (AP) - About 100 people have been rescued without injury by firefighters after a monorail at the Dallas Zoo stopped operating.
Dallas Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said as many as five extension ladders at a time were used to remove the passengers Saturday.
Evans said firefighters responded to a 911 call about 3:30 p.m. after an unspecified malfunction caused the train to stop moving.
Evans said the rescue required about 30 minutes. It was made easier because the monorail stopped at a point that allowed for easy access to the passengers, he said.
The zoo's web site says the monorail is the only one in the U.S. that can "climb and turn, taking guests on a one-mile tour through bush, desert, forest, woodland, river and mountain environments."